Efficient, nasty action scenes can't overcome mostly bland characterizations and a half-baked story.
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An essay about Tim Burton's "Big Fish" from the August 2017 edition of online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room.
A review of the latest Netflix series, starring Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup.
A look at the entire "Alien" franchise, and a reappraisal of its unloved installments.
The latest on Blu-ray and streaming services, including "Paterson," "Silence" and "20th Century Women."
A look at how Pablo Larrain's film captures legacy, privacy, and loyalty.
Alexis G. Zall on "Coin Heist" and YouTube; What is a dog's purpose; Ed Asner on Mary Tyler Moore; 25 intimidating movies; Power of cheap music.
Some of our favorite performances of 2016.
An article about Ebertfest, Roger Ebert's Film Festival 2017 passes, which are now on sale.
A review of Mike Mills' latest from the New York Film Festival.
On three unexpected entries in our TIFF coverage this year.
The latest on Blu-ray and streaming services, including "Best of Enemies," "Shaun the Sheep Movie," "Mississippi Grind" and "Don't Look Back" on Criterion.
A response to Noah Gittell's piece on Nick Hornby.
An interview with co-writer/director Tom McCarthy about "Spotlight."
A CIFF report on "A Perfect Day," "Cuckold" and "Spotlight."
An article on Ebertfest 2016 passes available for purchase on November 2nd.
A review of "Spotlight" and "Truth".
A piece on the history of Cameron Crowe in light of this week's Aloha.
A review of Sundance drama "The Stanford Prison Experiment".
A feature on the latest major Blu-ray, Netflix, and On Demand releases, including "Gone Girl," "The Boxtrolls," "The Zero Theorem," "Coherence," and more.
Our most anticipated films of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Passes for Ebertfest 2015 will go on sale Saturday, November 1st.
Sam Fragoso chats with Kim Robeson, an Ebertfest lover who has been coming since the very first year.
Marie writes: Every once in while, I'll see something on the internet that makes me happy I wasn't there in person. Behold the foolish and the brave: standing on one of the islands that appear during the dry season, kayacker's Steve Fisher, Dale Jardine and Sam Drevo, were able to peer over the edge after paddling up to the lip of Victoria Falls; the largest waterfall in the world and which flows between Zambia and Zimbabwe, in Africa. It's 350 feet down and behind them, crocodiles and hippos can reportedly be found in the calmer waters near where they were stood - but then, no guts, no glory, eh? To read more and see additional photos, visit "Daredevil Kayakers paddle up to the precipice of the Victoria Falls" at the DailyMail.
Marie writes: Recently, a fellow artist and friend sent me the following photos featuring amazing glass mosaics. She didn't know who the artists were however - and which set me off on a journey to find out! I confess, the stairs currently continue to thwart me and thus remain a mystery, but I did uncover who created the "glass bottle doorway" and was surprised to learn both its location and the inspiration behind it. (click image.)
Marie writes: Intrepid club member Sandy Kahn discovered the following Danish designers "Monstrum" who make extraordinary playgrounds for children. I think they're the stuff of dreams, whatever your age. Indeed; behold the Rahbek kindergarten in Frederiksberg, Denmark, and Monstrum's first playground...
The Rocket and The Princess Tower! "Just like a set design, a playground must have an inspiring front that attracts children, and a functional backside with climbing, sliding and relaxing options. The idea of the playground is to combine a girl's mind with a boy's approach into one big common playground. The princess tower consists of three floors, and the rocket has two floors. From the top floor of the Rocket, you can slide down the 6 m long double slide together with an astronaut friend." (click to enlarge.)