Life struck me as several cuts above “meh” but never made me jump out of my seat.
* This filmography is not intended to be a comprehensive list of this artist’s work. Instead it reflects the films this person has been involved with that have been reviewed on this site.
Matt writes: At the end of a year overwhelmed with loss, it was devastating to lose two of the brightest stars in the Hollywood galaxy, a mother and daughter duo for the ages. Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher, each achieved stardom at age 19—the former in 1952’s “Singin’ in the Rain,” the latter in 1977’s “Star Wars.” These pictures will forever stand as two of the all-time greatest entertainments, and Roger Ebert penned Great Movies essays on both of them, claiming that “there is no movie musical more fun” than “Singin’ in the Rain,” while hailing “Star Wars” as a masterpiece that “melded a new generation of special effects with the high-energy action picture.”
A tribute to the late Debbie Reynolds.
A piece on the experience gained from seeing bad movies.
A CIFF 2016 dispatch on Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom's "Bright Lights," Julia Ducournau’s "Raw," and Ken Loach's "I, Daniel Blake."
A preview of the new network offerings for Fall 2016.
An interview with Fisher Stevens, the director of Before the Flood, from TIFF.
A tribute to the late comedy mastermind, Garry Marshall.
A look at "The In-Laws" in light of its Criterion Blu-ray release this month.
A preview of dozens of films coming out this summer.
Sheila writes: The lineup for Ebertfest 2016 (April 13-17 in Champaign, Illinois) 2016 is a stunner, starting from its opening film, Guillermo del Toro's gorgeous "Crimson Peak." (Del Toro will be a guest at Ebertfest as well.) The list of films and guests have been (mostly) finalized. There will be some fascinating panel discussions, as well as QAs with directors and actors following the screenings. You can check out the full Ebertfest schedule here.
Albert Brooks on "Defending Your Life"; Profile of Frank Sinatra Jr.; Comic Con on the couch; Sean J.S. Jourdan on "Teddy Boy"; Sterling Hayden's towering screen presence.
A book review of the companion for the now-delayed "The Little Prince."
A remembrance of critic Scott Schuldt, who blogged under the name Ed Copeland.
A report from AFI Fest on "Concussion" starring Will Smith.
An overview of the films that will be theatrically released in the 2015 fall season.
Love Pixar and Disney? You're not going to believe what they have in store for you.
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com film critic Susan Wloszczyna.
An interview with actor Adam Scott, star of The Overnight and Parks and Recreation.
Apu Trilogy returns to theaters; History of "East Side/West Side"; Cats vs. dogs onscreen; Celebrating Albert Brooks's "Mother"; How music evolves.
A piece on the latest and greatest Netflix, On Demand, and Blu-ray releases including "The Immigrant", "Interstellar", "A Most Violent Year", and more!
Erik Childress looks at the first awards of the season and their possible impact on the Oscar race.
Writer Susan Wloszczyna responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
At Disney's D23 Expo, Jani Monji caught up with upcoming animation projects.
A list of the movies that mogul Harvey Weinstein has brutally edited, over their directors' objections; interview with Syd Mead, who helped design "Alien," "Blade Runner," "TRON" and other classic SF films;
August, 2012, marks the 20th anniversary of the debut of "The Larry Sanders Show," episodes of which are available on Netflix Instant, Amazon Instant, iTunes, and DVD. This is the third and final part of Edward Copeland's extensive tribute to the show, including interviews with many of those involved in creating one of the best-loved comedies in television history. Part 1 (Ten Best Episodes) is here and Part 2 (The show behind the show) is here.
A related article about Bob Odenkirk and his characters, Stevie Grant and Saul Goodman (on "Breaking Bad"), is here.
by Edward Copeland
"It was an amazing experience," said Jeffrey Tambor. "I come from the theater and it was very, very much approached like theater. It was rehearsed and Garry took a long, long time in casting and putting that particular unit together." In a phone interview, Tambor talked about how Garry Shandling and his behind-the-scenes team selected the performers to play the characters, regulars and guest stars, on "The Larry Sanders Show" when it debuted 20 years ago. Shandling chose well throughout the series' run and -- from the veteran to the novice, the theater-trained acting teacher and character actor to the comedy troupe star in his most subtle role -- they all tend to feel the way Tambor does: "It changed my career. It changed my life."