The Man Who Knew Infinity
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A report on day two of Ebertfest with recaps and videos of Q&As after "Grandma," "Northfork" and "The Third Man."
A film-by-film preview of Ebertfest 2016, which runs from April 13 - 17.
A preview of Ebertfest 2016 and the first Ebert Humanitarian Award
An interview with Sally Field about Hello, My Name is Doris, along with a special cameo from director Michael Showalter.
The shaming of Robert De Niro; Disappointment invades "The 5th Wave"; Christopher Jason Bell on "The Winds That Scatter"; Why the #OscarsSoWhite fuss matters; Boxing's greatest muse.
An article about the 2015 Alliance of Women Film Journalists' EDA Award Winners.
A preview of the 73rd Golden Globes ceremony airing Sunday night, and some predictions.
Contributors to RogerEbert.com each list their favorite films of 2015.
A piece on how the 2015 award season reflects a thriving marketplace for older moviegoers.
An article on the 2016 Golden Globe nominees.
An article about films that have moved me in 2015, including "Room," "99 Homes" and "He Named Me Malala."
The Oscar for Best Actor could come down to a battle between actors considered overdue for their first Oscar.
A preview of the 33rd Reeling: Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival.
An interview with the one and only Sam Elliott.
An interview with Paul Weitz, writer/director of Grandma.
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com film critic Glenn Kenny.
A list of the three-and-a-half-star reviews so far posted on RogerEbert.com this year.
An article on Madeline Kahn in light of the release of a new book about her.
A review of Grace and Frankie, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, and Sam Waterston.
A report on family stories in the big screen at Tribeca 2015.
A piece by contributor Matt Fagerholm that connects "Prairie Home Companion," "Synecdoche, New York," and "Life Itself" in the sweet by and by.
Old films into purgatory; A Nine to Five reevaluation; True Detective and literary references; Internet trolls are the worst; and a Studio Ghibli retrospective.
Marie writes: There was a time when Animation was done by slaves with a brush in one hand and a beer in the other. Gary Larson's "Tales From the Far Side" (1994) was such a project. I should know; I worked on it. Produced by Marv Newland at his Vancouver studio "International Rocketship", it first aired as a CBS Halloween special (Larson threw a party for the crew at the Pan Pacific Hotel where we watched the film on a big screen) and was later entered into the 1995 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix. It spawned a sequel "Tales From the Far Side II" (1997) - I worked on that too. Here it is, below.
Marie writes: It's no secret that most Corporations are evil - or at the very least, suck big time. And while I have no actual proof, I'm fairly certain there is a special level of Dante's Hell reserved just for them. (Map of Dante's Hell.)That being the case, when my younger brother Paul wrote me about a cool project sponsored by Volkswagen, I was understandably wary and ready to denounce it sight-unseen as self-serving Corporate shyte. As luck would have it however, I was blessed at birth with curiosity and which got the better of me and why I took a look. For what I found was nothing less than extraordinary....
"The Ant Bully" is now available through HBO On Demand and HBO Go until December 18.
A boy, a wizard and a war--that's the basic formula for many children's adventure stories. In "The Ant Bully," as the name suggests, this story takes place in the insect world, but the bully is the boy named Lucas (voiced by Zach Tyler Eisen). This modest morality tale doesn't go for big laughs but does deal with situations that young kids will inevitably face.
Based on John Nickle's 1999 book by the same name, this 2006 feature was the first animated film produced by Legendary Pictures. "The Ant Bully" followed two better known 1998 ant-themed films: DreamWorks' "Antz" and Disney's "A Bug's Life." All three movies have messages, but are aimed at different audiences.
"The Ant Bully," rated PG for mild violence, is definitely targeted at young children--preteen kids who might feel powerless, so far outside of the adult world. In the movie, 10-year-old Lucas has no friends and is the target of the neighborhood bully. He turns his frustrations on the anthill in his front yard, causing the ants to scurry about when he floods the anthill.