Life struck me as several cuts above “meh” but never made me jump out of my seat.
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The winners of the 89th Academy Awards.
Our resident awards expert predicts who will go home with an Oscar on Sunday night.
Oscar nominees spotlight diversity; Best Actor Battle; Damien Chazelle wins DGA Award; "The Salesman" may win thanks to Trump; All nominees tipped to win.
An interview with Chicago Tribune critic Michael Phillips, this year's recipient of the AAFCA's Roger Ebert Award.
"La La Land" made Golden Globes history last night with seven awards, including Best Picture (Comedy/Musical).
A collection of some of our favorite interviews from 2016.
The staff reveals their individual picks for the best films of 2016.
RogerEbert.com picks the best films of 2016.
The nominees for the 2016 Chicago Film Critics Association's annual awards have been announced.
An interview with writer/director Damien Chazelle and actress Rosemarie DeWitt about their new musical "La La Land," dreams, artistic competition, rejection and more.
Chaz Ebert highlights 13 must-see films of 2016.
An article on tonight's Museum of the Moving Image event and Deadline's The Contenders scheduled for Saturday.
A look at this past weekend's Middleburg Film Festival in Middleburg, VA.
A CIFF 2016 dispatch on David Singer's "Imperfections" and Anne Zohra Berrached's "24 Weeks."
A list of films and special events to check out when attending this year's Chicago International Film Festival.
A look at how Venice, Telluride and Toronto helped form this year's awards season.
A recap of the Telluride Film Festival with an emphasis on how it spotlighted stories about women.
An extensive preview of 50 films coming out within the next four months, from "Sully" to "Toni Erdmann."
An interview with executive producer John Legend about "Southside with You," composing the end credits song "Start" for the film's closing credits and much more.
The first films announced for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
"Dear White People" director Justin Simien, editor Phillip J. Bartell, composer Kathryn Bostic and cinematographer Topher Osborn at the Film Independent Directors Close-Up series.
Sheila writes: Before directing the Oscar-nominated (and Oscar-winning) "Whiplash," writer/director Damien Chazelle made a short film called "Whiplash," an excerpt from the larger story, with J.K. Simmons in the same role that just won him an Oscar. Miles Teller's role is played by Johnny Simmons. You can view the short film on Youtube (clip below). It's 17 minutes long, but it still gives a glimpse of the feature it would eventually become.
"Birdman," "Whiplash," "The Theory of Everything," and "Big Hero 6" hit Blu-ray just in time to capitalize on their Oscar wins, along with a complete list of how and when to see all of the 2015 Oscar nominees.
Writer/director Damien Chazelle, editor Tom Cross and composer Justin Hurwitz discuss their Oscar-nominated film, "Whiplash," at Film Independent.
The RogerEbert.com pick for the Best Supporting Actor of 2014.