The Hitman's Bodyguard
While no one is going to mistake The Hitman’s Bodyguard for high art, it will please those in the mood for late-summer fun.
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Chaz Ebert reports on "The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)," "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" and more in her fourth video dispatch from Cannes 2017.
A report from the Cannes Film Festival on the latest from Michael Haneke, Noah Baumbach and Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
A preview of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
An extensive preview of 50 films coming out within the next four months, from "Sully" to "Toni Erdmann."
Director James Ivory talks about his film adaptation of E.M. Forster's classic novel.
A tribute to Alan Rickman on his passing.
An overview of the films that will be theatrically released in the 2015 fall season.
Highlights of the live-action portion of 2015's D23, featuring "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Captain America: Civil War," and more!
A list of the two-and-a-half-star reviews so far posted on RogerEbert.com this year.
The January 2015 excerpt from Bright Wall/Dark Room on Mike Nichols' "Wit".
A TIFF report on the new Jason Reitman film, "Ruth & Alex" and "Boychoir."
Jana Monji responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
What were the surprises, snubs and twists of today's Oscar nominations?
The Oscars race has hit a holiday lull. It's a good time to pause and take stock of nominations.
Critics groups from around the country are giving awards. What impact do these awards have on the Oscar race, and how useful are they as predictors?
Director John Lee Hancock on the challenges of making a film about Walt Disney for Disney.
The National Board of Review selects "Her" as best picture; is Jennifer Lawrence the new Anne Hathaway?; Melissa Anderson considers Barbara Stanwyck; how to defend your high school musical; Afghanistan returns to the movies.
Erik Childress looks at the first awards of the season and their possible impact on the Oscar race.
Jana Monji reports in from the American Film Institute's Film Festival in Hollywood, CA.
At their big D23 Expo event, Disney unleashed some stars and a lot of tantalizing info about live action films.
Marie writes: Last week, in response to a club member comment re: whatever happened to Ebert Club merchandize (turned out to be too costly to set up) I had promised to share a free toy instead - an amusement, really, offered to MailChimp clients; the mail service used to send out notices. Allow me to introduce you to their mascot...
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]
Marie writes: Behold a living jewel; a dragonfly covered in dew as seen through the macro-lens of French photographer David Chambon. And who has shot a stunning series of photos featuring insects covered in tiny water droplets. To view others in addition to these, visit here.
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When I watched "The Ides of March" (2011) early in this year, it took me back to my memories with Mike Nichols' "Primary Colors" (1998), which already told us almost everything the former wanted to tell. When I watched it in 1999, it looked like a sarcastic story inspired by Bill Clinton's first presidential election campaign in 1992, but now the movie looks more like a timeless political comedy drama which understands a lot about how politicians alternatively dazzle and disappoint us with their better and worse sides.