Bad Boys for Life (R) ★★★ Radio Podcast H360

The “Bad Boys” series that started in 1995, along with catchy “Bad Boys” song–this is the third movie in the series.

(Will Smith) Mike Lowrey and (Martin Lawrence) Marcus Burnett are back together for one … Read more

Critics’ Choice Awards 25th H360 Radio Podcast

As a voting member of the Critics’ Choice Association for the past six years the Red Carpet always has a high anticipation to celebrate the stars who we haven’t seen in a while, reconnect with … Read more

25th Critics’ Choice Awards

Reporting for RogerEbert.com from the Critics’ Choice Awards

My report from the live show on the CW Network is posted to RogerEbert.com. Here’s an excerpt along with a backstage conversation with Renée Zellweger the Best Read more

Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog ★★★★ #FilmFest919

Kaleb, a German shepherd dog, shares the spotlight with Joshua (August Maturo), his 10-year-old owner in a 1930s tale, set in Germany as the Nazis gain power. This outstanding heartfelt movie demonstrates the strong connections … Read more

The Gentlemen (R) ★★★

Guy Ritchie’s return to his signature British crime caper movies—provides Hugh Grant with a terrific role—while Charlie Hunnam shines in the spotlight. The addition of Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Jeremy Strong, and Henry Goulding creates … Read more

Dolittle (PG) ★

Unfortunately, “Dolittle” is a prime example of an ill-advised notion that a filmmaker, in this case writer/director Stephen Gaghan, known for his intensely violent films “Traffic,” and “Syriana,” can effectively cross over into the genre … Read more

Just Mercy (PG-13) ★★★½ Radio Podcast #FF919

Michael B. Jordan stars as Bryan Stevenson in a true story as a determined Alabama lawyer that decides to defend death row prisoners. The year is 1987, and Walter McMillian (Jamie Fox) is sentenced to … Read more

Bombshell (R) ★★★½ Radio Review H360

“Bombshell” by Lionsgate is based on the real events of the 2016 scandal at Fox News television station that lead to the downfall of the creator Roger Ailes.

“Bombshell” features a loaded cast: actress/producer Charlize … Read more

Jumanji: The Next Level (PG-13) ★★ H360 Radio Podcast

All the cast is back, in the sequel although this time Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black have new character changes when they return to Jumanji.

The addition of new cast members … Read more

Critics’ Choice Awards Live on CW Network Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:00 ET

Eddie Murphy To Be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards and Kristen Bell to Receive 4th Annual #SeeHer Award

Check out the gala event live on the CW network Sunday, Read more

Our Staff’s Best 20 Films of 2019

Sarah Knight Adamson’s Favorite & Top 20 Award Worthy Films of 2019 Starting with Best

*1. Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood *2. The Irishman 3. Bombshell 4. Marriage Story 5. Ford v FerrariRead more

Interview: Anthony McCarten “The Two Popes”

Anthony McCarten says, “Finding a Consensus and a Common Ground is the Real Message of The Two Popes

I spoke with Anthony McCarten screenwriter of “The Two Popes,” after a screening of the film … Read more

Little Women (PG) ★★★★ Radio Review H630

“Little Women” is based on the classic  book by Louise Mae Alcott and produced  by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. It’s an American coming-of-age period drama that’s written and directed by Greta Gerwig. It is the … Read more

Tracy Letts Interview “Ford v Ferrari” and “Little Women” #TIFF

Letts chats about his Chicago theater roots, his writing process, his admiration of Greta Gerwig and his thoughts on why everyone should see “Ford v Ferrari” on the big screen.

Tracy Letts is a name … Read more

Ford v Ferrari (PG-13) ★★★★ H360 Radio Podcast #TIFF

Thrilling Tale of Tenacity 

The film is based on the rivalry between the car manufacturers Ford and Ferrari in their pursuit to win the 24 hour Le Mans sports car race in 1966. I screened … Read more

The Chicago Film Critics Association Announce 2019 Awards

“Parasite” and “Little Women” Tied—Each with Four Awards 

The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) annual awards dinner held Dec. 14, 2019 gave bragging rights to “Parasite,” and “Little Women.” Director Bong Joon Ho of “Paradise” … Read more

Marriage Story (R) ★★★★ Radio Podcast #FilmFest919

“Marriage Story” is a comedy-drama film or dramadey written and directed by Noah Baumbach. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. We view an insightful and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and … Read more

Susan Kelechi Watson Interview, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

Susan Kelechi Watson is known for portraying the ‘calming, voice of reason wife’ of Sterling K. Brown in the Emmy winning television series “This Is Us” she plays a similar role in the heartwarming film, … Read more

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (PG) ★★★★ #TIFF

🇺🇸An American Hero We All Can Be Proud Of

Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers? Yep, it works—it works so well you’ll start shaking your head in utter wonderment as Tom Hanks has channeled Fred Rogers—his … Read more

“Harriet” (R) ★★★ #TIFF Radio Podcast

Cynthia Erivo in a Stellar Performance as Harriet Tubman

“Harriet” is a biographical film about a runaway slave named Harriet Tubman who returned to the South time after time to free other slaves. During her … Read more

Honey Boy (R) ★★★ #FilmFest919

Shia LaBeouf in a Role of a Life-time!

“Honey Boy” is an autobiographical story of actor Shia LaBeouf’s childhood relationship with his father. LaBeouf plays his father while Lucas Hedges and Noah Jupe play older … Read more

“The Irishman” Interviews Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino

“The Irishman” Netflix Press Conference Beverly Hills, California

Broadcast film critics gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel for a luncheon followed by a press conference with Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Al Pacino. When … Read more

Parasite (R) ★★★★ #FilmFest919

Winner of the Top Cannes Film Festival prize the Palme d’Or

“Parasite” is a South Korean comedy thriller/ horror film, in sub-titles. The world premiere was at the Cannes Film Festival this year, where it … Read more

The Irishman (R) ★★★★

A Martin Scorsese Masterpiece Uniting De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci

Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” encapsulates the life of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a hustler and hitman of the post-war American … Read more