Life struck me as several cuts above “meh” but never made me jump out of my seat.
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Chaz Ebert highlights films with the potential to get us through the confusing political times of the Trump presidency.
A preview of what's playing at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, including some recommendations from what we've seen so far.
Matt writes: At the end of a year overwhelmed with loss, it was devastating to lose two of the brightest stars in the Hollywood galaxy, a mother and daughter duo for the ages. Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher, each achieved stardom at age 19—the former in 1952’s “Singin’ in the Rain,” the latter in 1977’s “Star Wars.” These pictures will forever stand as two of the all-time greatest entertainments, and Roger Ebert penned Great Movies essays on both of them, claiming that “there is no movie musical more fun” than “Singin’ in the Rain,” while hailing “Star Wars” as a masterpiece that “melded a new generation of special effects with the high-energy action picture.”
The staff remembers Carrie Fisher.
The forces behind San Diego Comic-Con have launched a new con-centric channel, featuring "Kings of Con," "Con Man" and "Mark Hamill's Pop Culture Quest."
A collection of Roger's reviews of the first six films in the "Star Wars" franchise.
A CIFF 2016 dispatch on Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom's "Bright Lights," Julia Ducournau’s "Raw," and Ken Loach's "I, Daniel Blake."
A celebration of Brian De Palma's "Carrie" on the occasion of its 40th anniversary and a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.
A tribute to the late comedy mastermind, Garry Marshall.
An excerpt from the July 2016 issue of Bright Wall/Dark Room about Steven Spielberg and "Empire of the Sun."
Matt writes: Hello, Ebert Club subscribers! I'm Matt Fagerholm, Assistant Editor at RogerEbert.com, and I'll be taking over the Ebert Club newsletter. My inimitable predecessor, Sheila O'Malley, has gotten me up to speed on what you'll be expecting from this membership, and I'm very excited to provide you with a sneak peek at some of the most enticing titles in both current and classic cinema.
A celebration of Disney's "The Rocketeer" on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
An interview with the star and director of the new version of "The Jungle Book."
An interview with actors Tyler Hoechlin, Will Brittain and Blake Jenner, stars of "Everybody Wants Some!!"
Why "The Revenant" was hard for me; Joanna Coates and Daniel Metz on "Amorous"; Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence"; Horror films are scarier than in the past; Teaching VR filmmaking.
The mythology of "Star Wars," before and after the Force was awoken.
A review of USA's new series "Colony."
A trip to South Africa allows a critic to view the new Star Wars film from a different angle.
FFC Gerardo Valero considers the flaws within "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens."
Members of the RogerEbert.com film community remember the late Haskell Wexler.
How comedy soared in 2015; "Star Wars" among Top 10 Films of 2015; Mark Ulano on "The Hateful Eight"; Carrie Fisher remains riotously off-message; Roger Deakins on "Sicario."
The film that Fox packaged with "Star Wars" to get theaters to play a little space opera no one had heard of was "The Other Side of Midnight." Jessica Ritchey looks back at a surefire hit that became a trivia answer.
Sheila writes: With the release of "Spectre," the latest in the James Bond franchise, it's been impossible to avoid the accompanying chatter about 007 in all of his various incarnations. Over on Vox, Phil Edwards and Estelle Caswell got creative and put together a chart of every country James Bond visits in his espionage duties: James Bond’s career, in one map. Along with the chart, there's an accompanying video. It's great, check it out!
Sheila writes: Just in time for Halloween, check out this really fun Gump Studios mashup of the films of two masters of suspense, Hitchcock/Kubrick. The mashup is described as "Jimmy Stewart was having a rather beautiful day until he bumped into Jack and things got weird." Directed by: Adrien Dezalay, Emmanuel Delabaere, Simon Philippe.
A report on Newcity's Film 50 2015 list.