One of the essential American films of 2016.
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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.
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."
An interview with writer/director Paul Dalio and actor Luke Kirby of "Touched With Fire."
Monica Castillo, Nick Allen and Brian Tallerico pick the best films of Sundance 2016.
A review of Nicolas Pesce's "The Eyes of My Mother" from Sundance.
A preview of our most anticipated titles at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
A tribute to the late, great, unbelievable artist that is David Bowie.
Sheila writes: Mike D'Angelo over at the A.V. Club has written a very interesting article called "What I learned from watching the first 10 minutes of 500 movies". He speaks of the challenge, as a film critic, to see as much as he can in any given year, not just the hits but the secondary films, the ones that don't generate any "buzz." In doing so, he started thinking about "the first 10 minutes" of films and how crucial they are. D'Angelo writes, "Basically, I give the movie 10 minutes to grab my attention. Most of them fail, and get turned off at that point. If I’m still interested, though, I’ll watch for another 10 minutes. There are two more potential bail-out points at 0:30 and 0:40; if I still want to keep going after 40 minutes, I commit to watching the entire film, even if it turns awful later." His essay has a lot of observations about screenwriting, first of all, but also the nuts-and-bolts of storytelling.
A celebration of the late Robert Loggia.
A piece on David Lynch's unique filmmaking in light of "Mulholland Dr.'s" recent Criterion release.
Why Tarantino shouldn't apologize; Gender-flipped "Ocean's Eleven"; "Mulholland Dr." is a movie and a TV show; Trumbo sisters are proud of their father; Why old women are the face of evil.
Our contributors share their fondest memories of the bygone era of video stores.
A review of two good new shows: Hulu's "Casual" and Amazon's "Red Oaks".
A look back at the Brian De Palma film "Dressed to Kill," celebrating its 35th anniversary with a new Criterion release.
A report from the August 2015 installment of the Midwest Independent Film Festival in Chicago.
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com film critic Peter Sobczynski.