Richard Roeper

Entertainment columnist

Richard Roeper, a Sun-Times contributor since 1987 and a Chicago native, is the author of seven books and the former co-host of “Ebert & Roeper and the Movies.” He is the film critic for ABC-7’s “Windy City Live.”

As a disillusioned professor on this smart, new AMC series, the actor finds the decency in a deeply cynical character.
Teenage Billy Batson’s alter ego muscles his way through loud, underwhelming action sequences.
Period-piece specialist visits the more recent past in gast-moving crime drama about murders in the 1960s.
As the musicians show off Dublin and perform beautiful reimaginings of their hits, their funny fan provides some levity — and a big finish.
Jason Sudeikis’ wonderful Apple TV+ series back in play with superb performances, crisp writing and some insight about Hallmark Christmas movies.
Stars Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan deliver inspiring speeches, and best actor winner Brendan Fraser offers another feel-good comeback story.
Meanwhile, the look of disappointment on also-ran Angela Bassett’s face provides a bit of realness.
In case of another slap, host promises Michael B. Jordan, Pedro Pascal and Michelle Yeoh are ready to intervene.
‘Everything Everywhere’ goes into the ceremony as the best picture favorite, but there is some genuine suspense to be had in three of the four acting categories.