Robert Zannini said on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:22:34 PM
Richard: I enjoy your reviews(even when I disagree with them), and I've enjoyed your SunTimes columns for years cuz you write so well! P.S. I'm a retired teacher.
Eric said on Monday, July 21, 2014 1:30:09 AM
re: "Wish I was here
Ouch. LOL. I can only imagine Zach Braff hitting play on the review. This one's going to sting.
Nayeli Sanchez said on Saturday, July 19, 2014 1:07:58 AM
Hello Richard, I just want to say that I really respect your critiques of films and 95% of the time I agree with your grade. I also love the fact that you've introduced me to many movies I wouldn't have known about. I deeply thank you for that. My question is if you would review Enemy and The Grand Budapest Hotel. They both seem intriguing and although I will watch them regardless, I really enjoy hearing your thoughts. Thanks for the listen and keep on reviewing, especially the hidden gems and obscure films. I just watched Under the Skin and I was mesmerized, I had the same thoughts about it. It really moved me and I couldn't have enjoyed it without your review!
Anders said on Monday, July 14, 2014 7:52:27 AM
I am not trying to make excuses for bad movies, but please consider that their existence gives film professionals a lot of necessary income and experience to help make projects like Madzilla, the Make-a-Wish movie happen, particularly in a town like Chicago, where work is sporadic.2213
Adam said on Monday, July 14, 2014 4:46:40 AM
I'm so glad to hear your review on Boyhood. I previously wrote that it was something I was looking forward to hearing. I believe yourself and Mr. Ebert would have both had your thumbs up high for this one. I hope to hear your reviews on smaller films in the future as I know your time is limited.
Michael Kirlin said on Saturday, July 12, 2014 12:53:50 PM
Have you considered how positive sports news has been this year? LeBron coming home, the Durant speech, the San Antonio Spurs, the wonderful Stanley Cup playoff's and finals, the Seattle Seahawks and how they played as a team, a fine baseball season.The World Cup has been terrific. The most salacious story, Donald Sterling, was handled with class and the Clippers quickly moved on. Johnny Manziel has been marginalized, while Michael Sam, rightly, garnished so much more attention after the draft. I can't think of one tragic sports story this year, but only positive ones including the Clippers sorry. Just wondered what you think.
Adam said on Monday, July 07, 2014 4:57:59 AM
Richard I was wondering if you were going to review Boyhood. When a movie comes out that I am looking forward to seeing, I often think about what you and Roger would have said together. This is one I imagine you both would give thumbs up for.
Bryden said on Sunday, July 06, 2014 2:16:36 PM
I know that you have to watch movies for your job, but what other stories do you cover for your job? I know that you have written articles about TV shows and other things that are going on in the news, but are those things that you're required to write about, or do you do that on your own time?
Gregory Garduno said on Thursday, July 03, 2014 3:42:38 PM
It has often been the case that what you and I consider great films don't make a lot of money, while those we think are junk rake in the cash.
It seems to me in recent years this disparity has gotten even greater. Mindless crap like the "Transformers" series make money hand over fist, while truly good fare like "Edge of Tomorrow" lag behind.
I believe the digital age has helped make important film elements like plot and good acting less important. Many filmgoers seem to think effects and pyrotechnics are there are to good movies.
What's your take on this?
Jim said on Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:02:40 AM
Sorry Richard but I think pretty much every critic was too hard on this Transformers due
to the length. Not to mention that critics are ready with one star reviews the second a new is released.
Yes, it was too long. And I expected to hate it too but I found it fresher with some better action and more of a story. It wasn't perfect, just not horrible.