The multiple twists, double-crosses and leaps in logic are more likely to prompt giggles than gasps, despite the impressive production values and the earnest efforts…
* This filmography is not intended to be a comprehensive list of this artist’s work. Instead it reflects the films this person has been involved with that have been reviewed on this site.
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.
Russ Meyer's "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," written by Roger Ebert, will be released on Criterion Blu-ray/DVD on September 27.
A table of contents featuring all of Glenn Kenny's coverage from this year's Venice Film Festival.
The latest in streaming and Blu-ray/DVD options, including "A Hologram for the King," "The Gang's All Here," "Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words" and much more!
Contributors to RogerEbert.com celebrate the masterful films of the late Abbas Kiarostami.
Woody Allen on "Cafe Society"; Andrew McCarthy on directing TV; Movies about women impossible to finance; Terry Eagleton on Christianity and communism; Anna Karina on Godard.
Fans, fiction and representation; Emer Kinsella on a life in music; Glenn Kenny on "The Girlfriend Experience"; LAPD officer performs a rescue; Why we grieve artists we haven't met.
Roger's Favorites: Hirokazu Kore-eda, writer/director of "Still Walking."
Our RogerEbert.com staff pick for the Best Director of 2015.
A table of contents for all of our coverage on this year's major Oscar nominees.
Sheila writes: Many of you have probably already heard the exciting news that Guillermo Del Toro's stunning "Crimson Peak" has been chosen as the opening film of this year's Ebertfest (from April 13th, through Sunday, April 17th), with Del Toro attending as the honorary guest. Seeing "Crimson Peak", in all its visual splendor, on the gigantic screen at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Illinois, will be thrilling. You can read more information here (with links to purchase Ebertfest passes). The other films that will play at Ebertfest have not been announced yet, but stay tuned!
An article about "The Homestretch" and National Homeless Youth Awareness Month.
A report on Newcity's Film 50 2015 list.
Sheila writes: This coming October 8th and 9th is the annual classic car sale held at the Hershey Motor Lodge in Pennsylvania. The auction lots are a sight to behold (for gearheads and also just those who appreciate beauty). Take a look at some beautiful photographs of the various vehicles up for auction.
The table of contents for our 2015 coverage of the Venice Film Festival.
A report on the new Assistant Editors at RogerEbert.com.
Aging heroes won't give up the gun; Why sex scenes for over-60s are taboo; Trump's resemblance to Citizen Kane; Last films of Fritz Lang; RIP Wes Craven.
Sheila writes: In the films of Spike Lee, the characters often break the fourth wall and speak directly into the lens. There's a break in the action, and the dialogue spoken to the camera feels almost like it's from a documentary, with the "talking head" giving us more information for context. In this cut from the wonderful video-site "Press Play," watch the best To the Camera moments from Spike Lee's films.
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com film critic Simon Abrams.
The table of contents for the Who's Who In Reviews series.
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com film critic Glenn Kenny.
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com editor Brian Tallerico.
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz.