The plot opts for cop-out sentimentality and begins to melt into goo.
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A review of three premieres from the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival.
The latest on Netflix and Blu-ray/DVD, including "45 Years," "Moonlight," "Rules Don't Apply," "The Eyes of My Mother," "Moana" and more!
Peyton Kennedy on "American Fable"; Dale Robinette's iconic "La La Land" photo; Hollywood diversity report; "I Am Not Your Negro" and white film critics; ReFrame tackles gender inequality.
Melika Bass chats with Michael Glover Smith; Drawing away clichés; Franklin Leonard's Hollywood list; On the set of "The Last Picture Show"; Distillation process of adaptation.
A review of FX's fantastic new Marvel property, "Legion."
A tribute to John Hurt.
A new two volume box-set from Taschen goes deep into the details of Matthew Weiner's iconic series, "Mad Men."
"Life Itself" to screen at Maryland doc series; Mark Hamill on Carrie Fisher; "Children of Men" is more shocking than ever; Jim Hemphill on "Snowden"; Top 100 Favorite Films.
A guide to the best Blu-rays and DVDs you can give this holiday season.
A recap of the fifth annual Los Cabos International Film Festival, including reviews of select titles.
Jackey Neyman Jones on "Manos: The Hands of Fate"; "Designated Survivor" mixes Trump and Clinton; "Carrie" at 40; Lynchian women; New gatekeepers of self-expression.
A CIFF 2016 dispatch on David Singer's "Imperfections" and Anne Zohra Berrached's "24 Weeks."
Roger Ebert's The Great Movies IV, featuring his final 62 essays on films like "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and "Mulholland Dr," is now available for purchase.
Matt Zoller Seitz celebrates "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," now available on Criterion Blu-ray and DVD.
Matt writes: Legendary French New Wave icon Agnès Varda was honored at the third annual Ebert Tribute ceremony during this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Brian Tallerico covered the event at RogerEbert.com, while Chaz Ebert assisted in putting together a Roger Favorites entry on Varda, compiling Roger's reviews of the director's work. Roger felt that Varda's 2008 film, "The Beaches of Agnès," contained “the most poetic shot about the cinema” that he had ever seen, in which “two old fishermen, who were young when she first filmed them, watch themselves on a screen” mounted on “an old market cart that they push through the nighttime streets of their village.”
A dispatch on three films from the Vanguard program of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Russ Meyer's "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," written by Roger Ebert, will be released on Criterion Blu-ray/DVD on September 27.
An interview with writer/director Fede Alvarez and actor Stephen Lang about their new film, "Don't Breathe."
Baz Luhrmann's "The Get Down" is so romantic and extreme that it's almost overwhelming.
For the 31st installment in his series about maligned masterworks, Scout Tafoya examines David Lynch's "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me."
Highlights from CUFF 2016; The first 50 lashes; Believe in romance; Pico Iyer on Terrence Malick; Female cinematographers not content hiding behind the camera.
Roger Ebert reviews David Lynch's "Wild at Heart" at the Cannes Film Festival.
Notes on "Killer of Sheep"; YouTube creators vs. copyright rules; Unsung pioneers of film editing; Phillip J. Bartell on "Miss You Already"; Martin Baron on "Spotlight."
A brief consideration of Michael and Mark Polish's Northfork, which will play Ebertfest 2016.
An interview with Robert Eggers, writer/director of "The Witch."