The plot opts for cop-out sentimentality and begins to melt into goo.
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The latest on Netflix and Blu-ray/DVD, including "45 Years," "Moonlight," "Rules Don't Apply," "The Eyes of My Mother," "Moana" and more!
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 collection of some of our favorite interviews from 2016.
An interview with actress and breakout star Royalty Hightower about "The Fits."
Steve James is the 25th guest on Sam Fragoso's Talk Easy podcast.
A great collection of new Blu-ray releases, including "Green Room," "Night and Fog," "Everybody Wants Some!!" and "OJ: Made in America."
A TV critic's picks for the best TV of 2015-16.
A preview of dozens of films coming out this summer.
Roger's Favorites: directors Kasi Lemmons, Patty Jenkins and Kimberly Peirce.
An interview with Don Cheadle, star & director of "Miles Ahead."
An introduction by Publisher Chaz Ebert to our week of content by women writers.
A look at the latest additions to the now-completed Sundance 2016 lineup.
A column on the latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including Criterion editions of Code Unknown & In Cold Blood, The Man From UNCLE, Meru, Ant-Man and more!
A NYFF report on Don Cheadle's directorial debut, "Miles Ahead."
A report from NYFF on Robert Zemeckis' "The Walk".
Highlights of the live-action portion of 2015's D23, featuring "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Captain America: Civil War," and more!
Zach Braff, writer/director/star of "Wish I Was Here" on his latest film.
Picks for the best of the 2013-14 television season, in the form of a Dream Emmy ballot.
Actors with "A-list" name recognition continue to migrate to television. "True Detective" uses Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to make great television.
CalArts, founded by Walt Disney in 1961, remains an incubator for animators, directors, actors and other creative types. That was clear at the 10th annual New Original Works Festival at Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles.
The use of drones and other machines for war or for surveillance has turned up as a subject in a surprisingly large number of summer blockbusters, including "Iron Man 3," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "Man Of Steel," and now "Pacific Rim."
Marie writes: It's no secret there's no love lost between myself and what I regard as London's newest blight; The Shard. That said, I also love a great view. Go here to visit a 360-degree augmented-reality panorama from the building's public observation deck while listening to the sounds of city, including wind, traffic, birds and even Big Ben.
Listen -- a billion people are throwing up. That's a rough estimate of course, but every year somebody at the Oscars says a billion people on the planet are watching the program; however many watched this year's Oscar show, they may well have felt sickened by it. It was a stomach-churning, jaw-dropping debacle, incompetently hosted and witlessly produced.
Marie writes: The late John Alton is widely regarded as being one of greatest film noir cinematographers to have ever worked in Film. He perfected many of the stylized camera and lighting techniques of the genre, including radical camera angles, wide-angle lenses, deep focus compositions, the baroque use of low-level cameras and a sharp depth of field. His groundbreaking work with director Anthony Mann on films such "TMen" and "Raw Deal" and "He Walked by Night" is considered a benchmark in the genre, with "The Big Combo" directed by Joseph H. Lewis, considered his masterpiece. John Alton also gained fame as the author of the seminal work on cinematography: "Painting with Light".
The Big Combo (1955) [click to enlarge]