The Grand Budapest Hotel
As much as "The Grand Budapest Hotel" takes on the aspect of a cinematic confection, it does so to grapple with the very raw and,…
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In this Palestinian drama, Hany Abu-Assad is chronicling another phase in the dispossession, erasure, and consequent self-destruction of a people.
As part of our partnership with Columbia Links and the Chicago Urban League, student Tonyisha Harris reviews "Dark Girls".
Far Flung Correspondent Anath White reports from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
As part of our partnership with Columbia Links and the Chicago Urban League, three Chicago high school students wrote reviews of "The Central Park Five".
A short film about last year's Ebertfest.
As part of our partnership with Columbia Links and the Chicago Urban League, student Solomon Davis reviews "The Central Park Five".
As part of our partnership with Columbia Links and the Chicago Urban League, student Tonyisha Harris reviews "The Central Park Five".
As part of our partnership with Columbia Links and the Chicago Urban League, student Briana A. Williams reviews "The Central Park Five".
It's Valentine's Day, and friends have been reminding me of a piece Roger wrote. I think of it as his Valentine to me. It's called Roger Loves Chaz. And of course I don't need to say it: Chaz Loves Roger.
Jana Monji chooses her favorite piece of Roger's writing.