Like Ficarra and Requa’s 2011 comedy Crazy Stupid Love, Focus begins promisingly and bops along enjoyably for a while, only to run out of steam…
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When critics dare to break with critical consensus; Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2014; Ava DuVernay responds to "Selma" controversy; Top 10 Films of 2014; Melbourne's homeless get free entry to movies.
Lists from our critics and contributors on the best of 2014.
The ten best films of 2014, as chosen by the film critics of RogerEbert.com.
A piece on the first wave of critics groups awards and some predictions for SAG and the Golden Globe nominees.
A review of the new HBO mini-series "Olive Kitteridge" with Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins.
An interview with writer/director Theodore Melfi on "St. Vincent."
A preview of the 2014 Chicago International Film Festival.
A report on response to early Oscar favorites from TIFF 2014.
Odie Henderson went to TIFF 2014 and shares his favorites from this year's fest, along with a glimpse of what's it like on the ground at a fest like Toronto.
A report on the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of "St. Vincent," starring Bill Murray.
Marvel's great death fake-out; Texas Chainsaw star dies; what the music industry can learn from TV.
The making of "Ghostbusters"; Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn't hate movies; Kenneth Turan's favorite films; Aspiring movie critics in Kenya; American voyeur in Montreal.
A public school making a change for the better; Constant surveillance; A crime of love; Analyzing the interiors of The Grand Budapest Hotel; Eviscerations of classic novels.
An interview with J.P. Donleavy; The art of watching and writing about documentaries; More details about Ebertfest released; Kurtwood Smith on his acting career; A defense of 300: Rise of an Empire.
Highlights of the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
A grown man is addicted Legos; How we define a great year for movies; Women and the Oscars; Bourne as the best action-hero; Martin Scorsese's New York City.
Sheila writes: Film noir is one of the richest topics in cinema, and audiences and critics alike have thrilled to its stylistic signatures and deeply ambiguous view of human nature. The site Open Culture just had a piece up on film noir, specifically on Roger Ebert's various words on the subject. Eddie Muller recently published a piece there as well on the 25 noir films that will stand the test of time. Back in 1995, Ebert published a piece that was, essentially, a guide to the film noir genre. Some of my favorite films are film noirs. What are your favorites?
A remembrance of Harold Ramis.
A career view on Bill Murray; Personally connecting to Her; An editor from The New Yorker waxes poetic on aging, intimacy and death; Long takes on television; and a Hollywood desert land.
"The Wes Anderson Collection" video essay series finishes with a look at the director's 2012 hit "Moonrise Kingdom," the tale of a young love that throws a small community into turmoil.
A video essay on Wes Anderson's second film "Rushmore," by Matt Zoller Seitz and Steven Santos. Second in a series of seven.