Rarely has a remake felt more contractually obligated than the 2015 version of Poltergeist.
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An essay on how technology has rendered us a one-handed species.
Historic Occasion: The Little Rock Nine will be awarded the Lincoln Leadership Prize on May 18th in Chicago
Scout Tafoya's video series continues with a look at Mary Harron's "The Moth Diaries".
An essay on John Glen's 1985 Bond film, "A View to a Kill," in honor of its thirtieth anniversary.
An appreciation of Time Magazine writer Richard Corliss.
An FFC reviews "The Motel Life", which just played at Ebertfest.
A reposting of Godfrey Cheshire's landmark essay in anticipation of the Critic's Forum at Ebertfest.
A look at the gifted musicians scheduled to perform at Ebertfest 2015.
Meet the critics attending Ebertfest 2015.
Ebertfest to welcome Jason Segel, James Ponsoldt, Chazz Palminteri, Jon Kilik, Julieta Zylberberg and Alan Polsky.