Independence Day: Resurgence
It’s just dull and hollow—a massive waste of time and money.
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Several great movies have been released on Blu-ray and DVD lately, including "99 Homes," "Black Mass," "Crimson Peak" and a Criterion version of Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid."
A tribute to Alan Rickman on his passing.
A list of the 2016 Academy Award nominees.
A recap and report from backstage at the 73rd Annual Golden Globes.
A preview of the 73rd Golden Globes ceremony airing Sunday night, and some predictions.
An article on the 2016 Golden Globe nominees.
A review of Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies" from its NYFF premiere last night.
A preview of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival
A review of Danny Boyle's "Steve Jobs".
An overview of the films that will be theatrically released in the 2015 fall season.
The latest and greatest on Netflix, On Demand and Blu-ray/DVD, including "Insurgent," "The Water Diviner," "The People Under the Stairs" and "Night and the City".
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com editor Brian Tallerico.
An interview with the legendary Liv Ullmann, at this year's TIFF with "Miss Julie."
An interview with Patricia Clarkson, star of two TIFF 2014 films, "Learning to Drive" and "October Gale."
Writer Brian Tallerico responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Erik Childress analyzes the impact of the recently-awarded BAFTAs on the Oscar race.
Author Joyce Maynard talks about teaching Jason Reitman to bake a pie, writing a romance about a mother, and seeing the stories she writes as a film in her imagination.
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?
Here are links to all our coverage from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Susan Wloszczyna reports on Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyers Club," Kate Winslet in "Labor Day" and "The Fifth Estate" director Bill Condon's thoughts on fact-based movies.
Sheila writes: Thank you all for taking the time to answer our survey! We will keep you posted on any changes that may come about. So let's get to the newsletter, shall we? Jack Kerouac famously wrote the majority of "On the Road" on one long scroll of paper. Kerouac found that taking the time to remove the finished pages off of the typewriter and replacing them with a fresh sheet interrupted his flow. California artist Paul Rogers, who has done ten book covers for Random House UK of Hemingway classic, has created an online scroll of beautiful illustrations for Kerouac's novel. Evocative and gritty, they make a great companion piece for "On the Road". You can see more of Paul Rogers' cool work at his site.
Every couple of years I stumble upon a film that transcends its traditional entertainment purposes and goes for something more divine, ambitious and philosophical. When a film like this comes along, it reassures me that film is indeed the greatest art form of our time. Movies that had that awe-inspiring effect on me include: "Last Year At Marienbad", "The Exterminating Angel", "Persona", "2001: A Space Odyssey", "Dark City", "Enter the Void", "The Thin Red Line", "Eyes Wide Shut" and "Synecdoche, New York". I like to call them life-changers.
Some horror movies have mercy on uninformed audiences who have no idea about what they will get. The opening sequence of New Zealand horror film "Dead Alive" (1992), which is also known as "Braindead", is a good example because it kindly gives the audiences a very clear idea of what it about and how it is about. As the hero escapes from the natives of Skull Island (Southwest of Sumatra) with a mysterious creature dreaded by the natives, he accidentally gets bitten by the animal, hidden in a wooden crate. He says he's all right, but his local employees are suddenly frightened about that.