A mostly pleasant surprise in a year that has produced a lack of stellar animated outings.
Nick Allen is an Assistant Editor at RogerEbert.com. He has been writing about film online since 2007, contributing to various publications including TheFilmStage.com, MovieMezzanine.com, HollywoodChicago.com, TheScorecardReview.com, and RogerEbert.com. His film reviews can also be found in your local library’s recent copy of Magill’s Cinema Annual. He has been a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association since 2010, and is a programmer for the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival. You can follow him on Twitter @nickallen_redux
An interview with writer/director Janicza Bravo about her SXSW comedy, "Lemon."
A preview of this year's Miami Film Festival.
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A review of the new mini-series "When We Rise," which starts tonight on ABC.
An interview with actor Charlie Day and director Richie Keen about their new comedy, "Fist Fight."
A review from Sundance of two films from the festival's NEXT category, "Dayveon" and "Deidra & Laney Rob a Train."
A review of Netflix's new series, "Santa Clarita Diet," which premieres tomorrow.
Reviews from Sundance of two NEXT features to look out for, "Lemon" and "Menashe."
Reviews from Sundance of three films that directly involve our relationship with nature, including "Chasing Coral," "I Dream in Another Language" and "Walking Out."
A review of two docs from Sundance about the ongoing war against information, "Nobody Speak" and "City of Ghosts."