Jacob Tremblay stars as the 10-year-old who is smart and decent, but also prone to outbursts of temper.
As a grieving but angry mother demanding answers, Frances McDormand carries the story with fierce, foul-mouthed, abrasive, ferociously loving heart.
ROEPER: Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and the others come together with the right mix of the heavy and the humorous.
ROEPER: Satirical slasher’s lead actresses full of surprises.
ROEPER: With ‘A Bad Mom’s Christmas’ still out, we have our choice of depressingly dumb holiday comedies.
In a brilliant and brave documentary, filmmaker explores the game’s impact on her father, NFL great Lewis Carpenter.
ROEPER: Still feel shortchanged by Steven Yeun’s departure from ‘The Walking Dead’? He takes vengeance in this fantastically creative film.
Documentary applies the right mix of whimsy and serious reporting to the story of Rita Crundwell’s fraud in the comptroller’s office.
ROEPER: What a subtle and moving performance from Steve Carell, never more so than in a final scene will tear you apart.
As a director, the accomplished actress draws excellent work from star Saoirse Ronan, as well as Laurie Metcalf and Tracy Letts as her parents.
ROEPER: By putting himself front and center as detective Hercule Poirot, the director doesn’t allow his famous co-stars to flesh out their characters.
Despite an unconvincing makeup job, the actor convincingly portrays the influential Texan in Rob Reiner’s absorbing biopic.
ROEPER: An outstanding cast led by Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett and Jeff Goldblum all came to play.
Lazy sequel lacks the inspiration of the original, enjoyable “Bad Moms.”
WEISS: When you combine a New Orleans/voodoo vibe with cutthroat Chicago politics, the mix of passion, betrayal and corruption is irresistible.