Helen Hunt directs herself in this story of a brittle New York book editor who begins healing old wounds by learning how to surf.
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My mom and I both loved the Master of Suspense—in ways that seem different but were, ultimately, not unrelated in the least.
An interview with film critic Matt Fagerholm.
New era of multicultural television; Birdmen of Tinseltown; Ten required movies for 'Mad Men' cast and crew; Nimoy's photos changed my life; Nick Kroll is leaving because he can.
Roger Ebert's essay on film in the 1978 edition of the Britannica publication, "The Great Ideas Today."
A piece on the 1000-week run of "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge."
Sheila writes: Awards season heats up! "Life Itself," Steve James' documentary about Roger Ebert, which premiered at Sundance last January, has been winning awards, appearing on a lot of End-of-the-Year lists, as well as being placed on the shortlist for an Academy Award. You can read more information about all of it on Rogerebert.com. Very exciting!
A discussion with the RogerEbert.com writers on the legacy of Sophia Loren.
Jana Monji reports on iconic actress Sophia Loren being honored at the 2014 AFI Fest.
Catching up with Treat Williams and William Forsythe on the NYFF screening of and Blu-ray release of "Once Upon a Time in America."
Sheila writes: Some long takes in cinema are gratuitous and flashy, some connect themselves to the theme of the movie, but all of them are fun to pick apart and deconstruct. The technological challenges are daunting and it's fun to see film-makers rise to those challenges. I came across a video analyzing 12 long takes in cinema, and it should be a fun jumping-off point for discussion. What are your favorite long takes?
RogerEbert.com contributor Godfrey Cheshire's landmark two-part series "Death of Film/Decay of Cinema" anticipated many of the changes that would later shake the medium to its core.
Jana Monji responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Nell Minow responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Sheila writes: Those of you attending Ebertfest, a note from Chaz:We will have our annual Ebert Club Meet and Greet at the Roger Ebert Film Festival, Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8 am - 10 am in the Illini Union, General Lounge. Also invited are the Far Flung Correspondents and writers from Rogerebert.com. I look forward to seeing you there!
Writer Dan Callahan responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Sam Fragoso talks to Lynn Shelton about improvisation, her first time directing a script written by someone else
The completion of our countdown of twelve great Chirstmas-set scenes from the movies. Check out #4–#1.
Critic Carrie Rickey traces the evolution of women on film and behind the camera over the course of her career writing about film.
Writer Sheila O'Malley responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
This week, Ebert Club bids farewell to Marie Haws! Chaz shares her thoughts and plans for the Ebert Club, and introduces the new Chief Correspondent of the newsletter, Sheila O'Malley. Additionally, we have included a brief survey for Ebert Club subscribers. We want to hear from you!
At their big D23 Expo event, Disney unleashed some stars and a lot of tantalizing info about live action films.
Marie writes: There was a time when Animation was done by slaves with a brush in one hand and a beer in the other. Gary Larson's "Tales From the Far Side" (1994) was such a project. I should know; I worked on it. Produced by Marv Newland at his Vancouver studio "International Rocketship", it first aired as a CBS Halloween special (Larson threw a party for the crew at the Pan Pacific Hotel where we watched the film on a big screen) and was later entered into the 1995 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix. It spawned a sequel "Tales From the Far Side II" (1997) - I worked on that too. Here it is, below.
Craig D. Lindsey is on the warpath against jerk cinema, in which arrogant heroes trample all over everybody and the film celebrates them as righteously awesome. Whatever happened to charm?