Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Richard Roeper

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago, IL, United States

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  • CST Entertainment

Recent articles by Richard:

‘Elyse’: Anthony Hopkins lends his grace to wife’s awful movie

His professionalism stands out in the otherwise amateurish, pretentious psychological drama. → Read More

With ‘The Godfather, Coda,’ Coppola revises ‘Part III’ for the better

Renamed, restored and re-edited, the much-maligned conclusion to the epic family saga now has more cohesion and more impact. → Read More

‘Love, Weddings and Other Disasters’: Leave this one at the altar

Diane Keaton and Jeremy Irons embarrass themselves in a tone-deaf matrimonial comedy. → Read More

‘Dear Santa’: You better watch this feel-good doc on volunteers helping deliver the presents

Just when we need it, here’s a holiday reminder there are an awful lot of truly good people in this world. → Read More

‘Black Bear’: Who’s afraid of the twisty stuff?

Aubrey Plaza tops herself as the weird guest of a couple in conflict in a pulse-pounding movie that turns itself inside out. → Read More

‘Wander’: Aaron Eckhart makes a great conspiracy theorist, and he isn’t acting alone

Tommy Lee Jones is a hoot as his trust-no-one sidekick in the bonkers paranoia thriller. → Read More

‘Emily in Paris’ star Lily Collins plays the audience’s proxy in ‘Mank’

In the Oscar-magnet Netflix film, her typist character brings ‘a young and fresh perspective’ to her boss, the booze-soaked narcissist writing ‘Citizen Kane.’ → Read More

‘Superintelligence’: Melissa McCarthy comedy asks very little of the brain

She’s an average person with the fate of humanity on her shoulders in the intermittently amusing HBO Max film. → Read More

‘Black Beauty’ update an uplifting animal story with a beautiful message

Kate Winslet voices the horse’s thoughts to heart-melting effect in the family-friendly Disney+ movie. → Read More

‘Mosul’: Intense Netflix war film is one of the year’s best

Surrender isn’t an option for the renegade soldiers intent on driving ISIS out of their Iraqi city. → Read More

‘The Flight Attendant’: As a party girl facing unexpected turbulence, Kaley Cuoco goes above and beyond

She’s a marvel to watch on darkly funny HBO Max miniseries about the wrong ways to react to a murder → Read More

‘Uncle Frank’: Homecomings seldom happy for closeted professor

Paul Bettany, in the title role, leads a powerful cast in director Alan Ball’s bittersweet character study. → Read More

‘Happiest Season’: A gay holiday rom-com can be just as flimsy as the straight ones

Kristen Stewart and a cast of pros do their best, but the Hulu movie glosses over its potentially sensitive subject with quips and schmaltz. → Read More

‘Buddy Games’: When obnoxious bros compete, we’re all the losers

Would-be comedy starts out terrible and goes downhill from there. → Read More

‘Black Narcissus’: Himalayas consume the newly arrived nuns in a striking FX miniseries

Part romance, part horror film, the drama holds your interest with beautiful visuals and moving performances. → Read More

Holiday movie preview: 12 promising films take us everywhere from the prom to the Arctic to 1920s Chicago

During a pandemic, there’s no place like home for the holiday screenings. This season, you can watch George Clooney, Tom Hanks and (twice) Meryl Streep. → Read More

Holiday movie preview: 12 promising films take us everywhere from the prom to the Arctic to 1920s Chicago

During a pandemic, there’s no place like home for the holiday screenings. This season, you can watch George Clooney, Tom Hanks and (twice) Meryl Streep. → Read More

‘Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square’: The singer’s positively angelic in cozy Netflix musical

The national treasure lends her songs and her luminescence to the feel-good family movie. → Read More

‘Raw, immediate’ voices tell John Belushi’s story in Showtime film

To profile the comedian, documentary director R.J. Cutler uses old audio tapes, scenes from Belushi’s films and even animation. → Read More

‘Small Axe: Mangrove’: Compelling film spotlights a riot trial the whole world should have been watching

Steve McQueen directs a powerhouse cast in the flashback to Black activism in 1970 London. → Read More