ROEPER: Taran Killam directs and stars in an energetic, reasonably amusing, hit-and-miss action comedy.
ROEPER: Frank Grillo spends most of his time behind the wheel in one of the most gripping and entertaining action mysteries of the year.
ROEPER: Jagged twists interrupt the whimsy of Winnie-the-Pooh origin story.
ROEPER: Though told routinely, the true story of a man refusing to let polio confine him in the 1950s still inspires.
ROEPER: By the time the crew members are shown literally fighting fire with fire, we are deeply invested in their respective fates.
He plays the sad-sack son of an insufferable boor (Dustin Hoffman) in a family we enjoy, even as we praise the heavens we’re not like them.
As the young Thurgood Marshall, Chadwick Boseman delivers perhaps his finest work to date — even when the material falters a bit.
The creatively violent and gruesomely entertaining grindhouse movie has the look and feel of a particularly well-made drive-in flick from the 1970s.
ROEPER: It’s a small world after all for poor millennials and their neglected kids living close to Disney World but so far away.
ROEPER: The insightful, entertaining and sprawling HBO film profiles the boy genius who is now 70 but has never lost his childlike sense of wonder.
ROEPER: Liam Neeson gives a tightly controlled and quietly effective performance as the early ’70s FBI honcho.
ROEPER: Plane crash survivors Kate Winslet and Idris Elba are dirty, injured and starving. What better time for romance?
Singer’s voice was heard in key scenes of “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “She’s the One” and even “The Silence of the Lambs.”
ROEPER: Ryan Gosling’s tight control makes him the perfect choice to play a replicant cop that just might be human.
ROEPER: The more the filmmakers play around with what’s real and what’s a dream, the less we’re invested in what’s actually happening.