The Magnificent Seven
Rarely have so many charismatic actors been used in a film that feels quite as soulless as Antoine Fuqua’s update of The Magnificent Seven.
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An essay on the legacy of actress Joan Crawford.
An Ebertfest 2016 interview with legendary script supervisor Angela Allen by Ebert Fellow Riane Lenzner-White.
An appreciation of the late novelist and filmmaker Nora Ephron.
Rise of American authoritarianism; Dream of the political truth-teller; Jerry Lewis and Martin Scorsese; Hilarity of "The Lion in Winter"; Hollywood's costly lack of diversity.
Assistant Editor Nick Allen tackles the Movie Love Questionnaire.
An appreciation of Ingrid Bergman on her centenary, with interviews with Pia Lindstrom, Ingrid Rossellini and Isabella Rossellini.
An FFC comments on the controversy surrounding Cameron Crowe's Aloha.
Shoes that put women in their place; Best and worst of Cannes 2015; O Martyr My Martyr; John Williams on "Star Wars: Episode VII"; Jane Fonda on plastic surgery.
A review of "In the Company of Legends" by Joan Kramer and David Heeley.
Editor in Chief Matt Zoller Seitz responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
An interview with Oscar winner Hilary Swank, star of Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman."
Nell Minow responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
May 2014 Blu-rays of note.
An excerpt from Vanessa: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave by Dan Callahan.
Writer Dan Callahan responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Matt Zoller Seitz goes in-depth with author Mark Harris about his book on five directors who aided the war effort in World War II.
The calculation of odds is finished. The campaigning is done. Erik Childress predicts the winners of the Oscars.
Susan Wloszczyna presents the RogerEbert.com pick for Best Actress: Cate Blanchett.
The completion of our countdown of twelve great Chirstmas-set scenes from the movies. Check out #4–#1.
Peter O'Toole, who died this weekend at 81, was great in great films and great fun in bad ones, and equally convincing as a rascal and a saint.
Dan Callahan has an appreciation of the career of Joan Fontaine.
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.
Marie writes: Holy crap! THE KRAKEN IS REAL!" Humankind has been looking for the giant squid (Architeuthis) since we first started taking pictures underwater. But the elusive deep-sea predator could never be caught on film. Oceanographer and inventor Edith Widder shares the key insight - and the teamwork - that helped to capture the squid on camera for the first time, in the following clip taken from her recent TED talk." And to read more about the story, visit Researchers have captured the first-ever video footage of a live giant squid at i09.com
Marie writes: I can't prove it but I'm convinced they're related.