Oct. 20, 2014 at 7:15am | By ROGER MOORE |Permalink
Shailene Woodley, a young actress so engagingly real on camera that she can do no wrong, gets a lot wrong and a bad film out of her system with "White Bird in a Blizzard," an overwrought coming-of-age mystery drama that is an embarrassment for most everyone involved.
Oct. 20, 2014 at 8:20am | By ROGER MOORE |Permalink
Consider the phrase "Rockwell crackles." It's often turned up in reviews of Sam Rockwell's film performances over the years, in Amber Wilkinson's plug for his latest, "Laggies," in London's Daily Telegraph newspaper, for instance.
Oct. 19, 2014 at 3:00am | By COLIN COVERT |Permalink
It's rare lately to see a college movie with a predominantly black cast that isn't focused on a campus dance-off or a football team. "Dear White People" moves in a deliciously new direction.