Sometimes, it feels as if we are eavesdropping on day-to-day conversations rather than just hearing the usual litany of platitudes and regrets.
Roger Ebert became film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967. He is the only film critic with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named honorary life member of the Directors' Guild of America. He won the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Screenwriters' Guild, and honorary degrees from the American Film Institute and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Our Far-Flung Correspondents are cinephiles from all over the world, hand-picked by Roger Ebert to write about movies from their unique international perspectives. They include contributors from (alphabetically) Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Great Britain, India, Mexico, the Philippines, South Korea, Turkey and the U.S. They converge every year at Ebertfest.
Tom Shales served as TV critic of The Washington Post for 25 years, winning the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1989. He left the once-proud paper in Ruins. Shales also spent two decades reviewing movies for NPR's Morning Edition and is the coauthor of two bestsellers: "Live from New York," on "Saturday Night Live," and "Those Guys Have All the Fun," on ESPN. No wonder he's tired.
Named after the David Cronenberg film, this is the blog of former RogerEbert.com editor Jim Emerson, where he has chronicled his enthusiasms and indulged his whims since 2005. Favorite subjects include evidence-based movie criticism, cinematic form and style, comedy, logical reasoning, language, journalism, technology, epistemology and fun. No topic is off-limits, but critical thinking is required.
An FFC responds to Kyle Smith's assertion that women can't enjoy GoodFellas.
An overview of the career of filmmaker Prashant Bhargava, who passed away this year.
A list of the one-star reviews so far posted on RogerEbert.com this year.
Table of contents for film review compilations of 2015.
A list of the four-star reviews so far posted on RogerEbert.com this year.
A list of the three-and-a-half-star reviews so far posted on RogerEbert.com this year.
An FFC comments on the controversy surrounding Cameron Crowe's Aloha.
A list of the three-star reviews so far posted on RogerEbert.com this year.
A list of the two-and-a-half-star reviews so far posted on RogerEbert.com this year.
The June 2015 edition of Unloved looks at Joseph Losey's "M".