Freeheld stumbles over too many hurdles to recommend it. The film’s heart is in the right place, but its focus is not.
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A recap of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival by the contributors who were there.
Reviews of "The Family Fang," "Sunset Song" and "High-Rise" from Toronto.
A piece on the Chicago-based screening series known as Elevated Films.
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com editor Brian Tallerico.
What should be nominated for Emmys this year? Let us guide the way.
25 indie directors to know; RIP Kirk Kerkorian; Designs of "Dick Tracy"; Tim Burton pays tribute to Christopher Lee; Preview of BAMcinemaFest.
A list of the three-and-a-half-star reviews so far posted on RogerEbert.com this year.
Feminine mystique of "Mad Max: Fury Road"; "Game of Thrones" controversy; Misunderstood "Starship Troopers"; Letterman changed TV forever; Jon Hamm on "Mad Men" finale.
A review of the final season premiere of AMC's "Mad Men".
A look at recent releases on Netflix and Blu-ray, including "Life Itself," "Annie," "Into the Woods," "The Lady From Shanghai," and more.
A Berlin report on the circus surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey and the quality of Peter Greenaway's Eisenstein in Guanajuato and Alex Ross Perry's Queen of Earth.
Lists from our critics and contributors on the best of 2014.
Ten underrated female performances from 2014 worthy of Oscar consideration.
A bi-weekly feature on the best new streaming and Blu-ray releases, including "Comet," "L'Avventura," "Les Blank: Always For Pleasure," "Starry Eyes," and more.
Picks for the best of the 2013-14 television season, in the form of a Dream Emmy ballot.
Highlights and schedule for the 2014 Chicago Critics Film Festival.
The final season of "Mad Men" begins with the familiar routines of its damaged characters but they have more tragic resonance than ever.
Understanding consciousness; Inside Llewyn Davis and Mad Men; Canceling the Colbert Show; John Wayne biography; Amtrak's shoddy writer's program.
Sam Fragoso ranks all 22 films he saw at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Sam Fragoso on two films at the Sundance Film Festival.
Different as these two features may be, "Listen Up Philip" and "The Better Angels" both manage to respectfully pay homage without stripping themselves of their own voices.
Marie writes: I've been watching a lot of old movies lately, dissatisfied in general with the poverty of imagination currently on display at local cinemas. As anyone can blow something up with CGI - it takes no skill whatsoever and imo, is the default mode of every hack working in Hollywood these days. Whereas making a funny political satire in the United States about a Russian submarine running aground on a sandbank near a small island town off the coast of New England in 1966 during the height of the Cold War - and having local townsfolk help them escape in the end via a convoy of small boats, thereby protecting them from US Navy planes until they're safely out to sea? Now that's creative and in a wonderfully subversive way....
Marie writes: Behold a truly inspired idea...Age 8: Eileen's pink creature It started with a simple idea: to make a recognizable comfort toy for her 4 year-old son Dani, based on one of his drawing. His school had asked the children to bring in a toy from home; an emergency measure in the event of a tantrum or crying fit. Fearing he might lose his favorite, Wendy Tsao decided to make Dani a new one. Using a drawing he often made as her guide, she improvised a plush toy snowman. Five years later, Wendy Tsao has her own thriving home-based craft business - Child's Own Studio - in which she transforms the imaginative drawings of children into plush and cloth dolls; each one handcrafted and one-of-a-kind. She receives requests from parents all over the world; there's 500 people on waiting list. Note: kudos to club member Sandy Kahn for submitting the piece.