Keanu is fun, and even sometimes outright hilarious, but it doesn’t live up to the skills of its central performers.
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The Best Performances of Sundance 2016.
Monica Castillo, Nick Allen and Brian Tallerico pick the best films of Sundance 2016.
A review of Kelly Reichardt's "Certain Women," starring Michelle Williams, Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart.
A preview of our most anticipated titles at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
A look at the latest additions to the now-completed Sundance 2016 lineup.
An article about films that have moved me in 2015, including "Room," "99 Homes" and "He Named Me Malala."
An interview with the director and stars of "99 Homes".
An interview with writer/director Ramin Bahrani and actor Noah Lomax of "99 Homes."
A film-by-film preview of the 2015 Ebertfest.
A piece on the latest and greatest Netflix, On Demand, and Blu-ray releases including "The Immigrant", "Interstellar", "A Most Violent Year", and more!
A preview of Ebertfest 2015.
The official nominees along with some fun facts about this year's crop.
Predictions for the eight major categories in the 87th Annual Academy Awards.
Our most anticipated films of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
A piece on the first wave of critics groups awards and some predictions for SAG and the Golden Globe nominees.
A report on response to early Oscar favorites from TIFF 2014.
A TIFF report on the two Reese Witherspoon movies at this year's fest, "The Good Lie" and "Wild."
A review of Ramin Bahrani's excellent "99 Homes" after its TIFF premiere.
"Life Itself" among year's best films; Dismal summer box office; Cary Elwes on "The Princess Bride"; Not wild about "Wild"; 21 films to see this fall.
An excerpt from the July 2014 edition of "Bright Wall/Dark Room" on the impact of "Blue Velvet."
An exhaustive list of Top 10s by RogerEbert.com contributors.
Or: Once is not enough?
"They love it, they don't like it, they like it better a second time, they see it a third time and they reverse their opinion." -- Paul Thomas Anderson on "The Master," in a Toronto Star interview with Peter Howell
The critics agree! Paul Thomas Anderson's new film "The Master" is... ambiguous. What they don't agree on is whether, as we say in the software world, that's a bug or a feature. Is the movie "demanding" and artfully elusive, challenging audiences by refusing to offer a conventional dramatic catharsis or provide an artificially wrapped-up ending; or is the thing just vague, opaque, muddled? The answer depends on who you ask, what they think of Anderson as a filmmaker and, possibly, what they expected going in: a historical exposé of Scientology, a portrait of post-war/micd-century America, "character study," an acting duel... Take a look:
Marie writes: ever stumble upon a photo taken from a movie you've never seen? Maybe it's an official production still; part of the Studio's publicity for it at the time. Or maybe it's a recent screen capture, one countless fan-made images to be found online. Either way, I collect them like pennies in jar. I've got a folder stuffed with images, all reflecting a deep love of Cinematography and I thought I'd share some - as you never know; sometimes, the road to discovering a cinematic treasure starts with a single intriguing shot....
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Cinematography: Harry Stradling(click images to enlarge)
Bolted upright out of a sound sleep at 2:30 this morning with the realization that both the gals haunting my nightmares had been played by Laura Dern in two different movies! Laura Dern as Reality TV's own Katherine Harris, the ambitious, over-coiffured local politician thrust opportunistically into the international media spotlight by the Republican party, in "Recount" (2008). And Laura Dern as the clueless unwed pregnant teenager girl manipulated by pro-choice lefties and anti-abortion Christians -- cynically spun as an agenda-defining "symbol" by all sides -- in "Citizen Ruth," directed by Alexander Payne ("Election," "Sideways," "About Schmidt"). I recommend both these movies ("Citizen Ruth" especially) as primers for understanding what's going on right now.
Werner Herzog is a regular. One time I met a man in a cowboy hat on Main Street and he was Jimmy Stewart. I saw Andre Tarkovsky and Richard Widmark exchange shots on the Sheridan Opera House stage (though not on the same night). Krzysztof Zanussi translated forTarkovsky and showed his miraculous "Imperativ." Kyle MacLachlan and Laura Dern strolled around town, hand-in hand, wearing matching seafoam green outfits and white shoes the year of "Blue Velvet." I was greeted heartily by Crispin Glover, who momentarily mistook me for director Tim Hunter ("River's Edge," "Tex"). I bowed down and kissed Hannah Schygulla's hand....
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