The move is a natural fit. The late Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert was a U. of I. graduate.
Though it could use a little more grit, the story of the academic (Luke Evans) who created the superhero is undeniably compelling.
If the narrative is paint-by-numbers, the gorgeous visuals alone make “Loving Vincent” worth the price of admission.
A sorority girl keeps waking up on the day of her murder in a movie that rises above horror.
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.
If you like your horror unhinged, you won’t be disappointed.
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.
Meandering drama lets the late, great character actor be himself.
It’s all joyous silliness, packed with clean humor and pony puns.
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?
ROEPER: Ryan Gosling’s tight control makes him the perfect choice to play a replicant cop that just might be human.
Stars Ellen Page, Kiersey Clemons, Diego Luna, James Norton and Nina Dobrev do what they can, but don’t expect much longevity from this film.