Mechanic: Resurrection suffers from a storyline and script that strains credulity and insults intelligence even by the low bar set by the majority of contemporary…
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An excerpt from the June 2016 issue of Bright Wall/Dark Room about Prince and "Purple Rain."
The feminine grotesque; Burn the witch; Memoirs of postmodern Orientalism; On "Death Becomes Her"; Chatting with hosts of "Black on Black Cinema" podcast.
On the contrasting critical receptions of Beyonce's "Lemonade" and Radiohead's "Burn the Witch."
An appreciation for Prince's 1986 directorial debut and "Purple Rain" follow-up, "Under the Cherry Moon."
An essay on Prince's masculinity, artistry and blackness.
Fans, fiction and representation; Emer Kinsella on a life in music; Glenn Kenny on "The Girlfriend Experience"; LAPD officer performs a rescue; Why we grieve artists we haven't met.
The staff of RogerEbert.com shares their memories of Prince.
A preview of the 2016 Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, running from April 13 - 17.
An obituary for the Oscar-winning actress, Patty Duke.
A report from the Berlin Film Festival on how film reflects (or fails to) current issues.
The latest Unloved looks back at David Bowie and Julien Temple's 1986 collaboration.
Remembering "The Last of the Mohicans"; Daniel Radcliffe's farting corpse; The most recalcitrant "ism" of all; László Nemes and Géza Röhrig on "Son of Saul"; Roger Deakins on "Hail, Caesar!"
A review of four films from Sundance 2016 from different corners of the world.
Sheila writes: Many of you have probably already heard the exciting news that Guillermo Del Toro's stunning "Crimson Peak" has been chosen as the opening film of this year's Ebertfest (from April 13th, through Sunday, April 17th), with Del Toro attending as the honorary guest. Seeing "Crimson Peak", in all its visual splendor, on the gigantic screen at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Illinois, will be thrilling. You can read more information here (with links to purchase Ebertfest passes). The other films that will play at Ebertfest have not been announced yet, but stay tuned!
Stephen Cone on being his own editor; Deniz Gamze Ergüven on "Mustang"; Guy Maddin's "The Forbidden Room"; What causes terrorism against the West; Trusting women to write super-men.
A tribute to the late, great, unbelievable artist that is David Bowie.
A feature on Bing Crosby, including an interview with the director of a special "American Masters" about the legendary actor.
An appreciation of Nastassja Kinski, on the occasion of a tribute to her at the Film Society at Lincoln Center from November 27-December 3, 2014.
An excerpt from the October 2014 edition of "Bright Wall/Dark Room" on "The Hunger."
"American Horror Story" is back with its 4th outing, "Freak Show."
This is a book excerpt from Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career by Elizabeth Hyde Stevens.
A day-six report from Cannes on Still the Water, A Girl at My Door, and Bird People.
Tilda Swinton, interviewed; The story behind "Boy With Appple"; Analyzing how rape is depicted in television; "Poptimism" and music criticism; Thoughtful reflections on Roger Ebert.
Sheila writes: David Bowie was born on January 8, 1947 (he shares the day with Elvis Presley, two of the biggest RCA artists in their respective generations), and to celebrate Bowie here's a fun "info graphic" on the evolution of the artist through his various ages.