You’ll shed a tear or two—especially if you’re a parent—and they’ll be totally earned.
As a movie, "Escape from Tomorrow" is a dark, weird, smutty, fitfully amusing comedy that ultimately wears out its welcome. As a provocation, it's terrific, especially if—like the film's writer-director, Randy Moore—you hate Disney and everything it stands for.
If you don't immediately get that the title "Zero Charisma" is a Dungeons and Dragons joke, this comedy might not be for you. This portrayal of grown-up roleplaying gamers feels like a gamer's version of "High Fidelity," or maybe a dude's answer to "Ghost World."
Excerpt from RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz's book "The Wes Anderson Collection," about the making of "The Royal Tenenbaums."
RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz talks about his favorite Ebert review, a sensuous and somewhat abstract review of Mike Figgis' "Stormy Monday," a 1988 thriller starring Melanie Griffith, Sean Bean, Tommy Lee Jones and Sting.
My Favorite Roger is a new feature in which people choose one piece of Roger's writing they love.
Lisa Nesselson picks her favorite piece of Roger's writing.
Tom Shales picks his favorite piece of Roger's writing.
Kevin B. Lee picks his favorite piece of Roger's writing.
Scott Jordan Harris picks his favorite piece of Roger's writing.
Anath White picks her favorite piece of Roger's writing.