X-Men: Apocalypse is a confused, bloated, mess of a film.
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An interview with director Rebecca Miller about her film "Maggie's Plan."
An interview with writer/director Whit Stillman about "Love & Friendship."
A report from the Miami International Film Festival on Argentina, Touch the Light, The Meddler and Maggie's Plan.
A review from Sundance of Todd Solondz's "Wiener-Dog."
A preview of our most anticipated titles at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
Highlights of our 2015 interviews, including Brie Larson, Bryan Cranston, Jason Segel, Lexi Alexander, Sarah Silverman, Spike Lee, Tom McCarthy, Ramin Bahrani, Paul Feig, Charlie Kaufman and much more.
A look at the latest additions to the now-completed Sundance 2016 lineup.
A NYFF report on three films: "The Witness," "Don't Blink" and "Maggie's Plan".
An interview with Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke, stars of Noah Baumbach's "Mistress America."
An interview with Noah Baumbach, writer/director of "While We're Young."
A dispatch from Sundance including new films by Noah Baumbach, Craig Zobel, and Guy Maddin.
Our most anticipated films of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
A piece on our obsession with anti-heroes, and an argument for the rewarding arc of the likable character.
A fest dispatch on "Eden" and "Horse Money" from the New York Film Festival.
A report on day three of TIFF on "Pawn Sacrifice" and "The Humbling."
An exhaustive list of Top 10s by RogerEbert.com contributors.
Missing Roger's Oscars prognostications and his top ten lists. And making a list of my own.
The Oscars race has hit a holiday lull. It's a good time to pause and take stock of nominations.
Marie writes: the great Ray Harryhausen, the monster innovator and Visual Effects legend, passed away Tuesday May 7, 2013 in London at the age of 92. As accolades come pouring in from fans young and old, and obituaries honor his achievements, I thought club members would enjoy remembering what Harry did best.
Marie writes: Did you know that if you wear your contact lenses too much and too long during the cold, winters months - and with the windows closed and the heat cranked-up, that you can develop an annoying eye condition? Because you can. Ahem. And so for the time being, I'll be spending less time staring at my monitor and more time resting my eyes. The Newsletter will still arrive as usual each week, but it won't be as huge. That said, it will contain a few extra goodies to make up for it, by way of curious finds. And speaking of finding stuff...."On Thursday, March 7, 2013, SpaceX's Grasshopper doubled its highest leap to date to rise 24 stories or 80.1 meters (262.8 feet), hovering for approximately 34 seconds and landing safely using closed loop thrust vector and throttle control. Grasshopper touched down with its most accurate precision thus far on the centermost part of the launch pad. At touchdown, the thrust to weight ratio of the vehicle was greater than one, proving a key landing algorithm for Falcon 9. The test was completed at SpaceX's rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas." - by Neatorama
Judging from the overwhelmingly tepid critical reaction that "To Rome with Love" has been getting since it opened in Poland, European film critics seem to take offense at what they describe as glossy, superficial way of presenting their continent in Woody Allen's recent movies. I know a Spanish film buff who hated (hated, hated) "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," as well as a Parisian who despised "Midnight in Paris." Clearly, there's something about the way Allen shoots European cities that many of their natives object to. They hate how prettified and inane their stomping grounds look on the screen (mere sightseeing folders, they say). And yet they never minded when New York was getting the same kind of Allen treatment back in the day. It seems we're much more comfortable with mythologizing someone else's home than we are with other people sprinkling glitter on ours.
Marie writes: Not everything is what is seems...(Click images to enlarge.)
Yes, but is it Art? Marcell Duchamp's famous "Fountain" aka urinal
Marie writes: yet again, we have intrepid club member Sandy Kahn to thank for the following find. She sent me some links devoted to automata and how I ultimately discovered the amazing work of artist Keith Newstead...