"Transcendence" is a serious science fiction movie filled with big ideas and powerful images, but it never quite coheres, and the end is a copout.
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Richard Roeper reflects on his long friendship and professional association with Roger Ebert.
Editor's Note: Filmmaker Gregory Nava wrote the following essay for inclusion in the program book for the 2014 Spirit Awards, where Roger was honored in March.
A study on when a joke is too soon; Jim Rebhorn writes his own obituary; Disney makes an acquisition; Sudden death in The Good Wife; An Iranian cinema podcast begins.
RogerEbert.com writers share their favorite memories of watching the Oscars.
Sheila writes: Film noir is one of the richest topics in cinema, and audiences and critics alike have thrilled to its stylistic signatures and deeply ambiguous view of human nature. The site Open Culture just had a piece up on film noir, specifically on Roger Ebert's various words on the subject. Eddie Muller recently published a piece there as well on the 25 noir films that will stand the test of time. Back in 1995, Ebert published a piece that was, essentially, a guide to the film noir genre. Some of my favorite films are film noirs. What are your favorites?
Harold Ramis dies at 69; A look at the state of film criticism; Method acting destroying the profession; Meryl Streep and the Oscars; Sex and the City ten years later.
Far Flung Correspondent Anath White reports from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Jimmy Fallon begins his tenure on the Tonight Show; Five modern films that should be turned into literature; An extended take on the extended version of The Counselor; "Dream Projects" turned disasters; Reviews of seasons 2 of House of Cards.
A career view on Bill Murray; Personally connecting to Her; An editor from The New Yorker waxes poetic on aging, intimacy and death; Long takes on television; and a Hollywood desert land.
A conversation on The Lego Movie; Examination of Paul Verhoeven; Arguing for Steve McQueen as "Best Director"; Martin Scorsese objectifying women in movies; Mindful retweeting.
"Life Itself" gets a theatrical release from Magnolia Pictures.
Criterion partners with Martin Scorsese to offer amazing treasures of world cinema on Blu-ray and DVD.
Director Alex Ross Perry ("Impolex", "The Color Wheel") discusses cinephilia, cynicism, artistic betrayal and the death of film.
Sam Fragoso ranks all 22 films he saw at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Michael Mirasol shares what he wants to say to Roger after seeing "Life Itself".
Matt Zoller Seitz interviews Steve James, director of "Life Itself," a documentary adapting Roger Ebert's memoir.
What were the surprises, snubs and twists of today's Oscar nominations?
Sheila writes: Pardis Parker's “The Dance” is a 10-minute short film that just won the Best Comedy from the National Screen Institute of Canada. Parker is the lead actor as well as the director and writer here, and the entire thing is done silent movie style. I love the detail he has written on his own calendar: "She loves matching outfits", which then explains his get-ups. It is a touching and funny short film, and I am so happy to pass it on!
The nominations from the Producers Guild, Screen Actors Guild and the Writers Guild have announced their nominations, and the Oscars race is starting to come into focus.
An exhaustive list of Top 10s by RogerEbert.com contributors.
Matt Zoller Seitz's Top 10 films of 2013.
The Oscars race has hit a holiday lull. It's a good time to pause and take stock of nominations.
We're counting down twelve great movie scenes set around Christmas. Here is the first batch, with #12 through #9.
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?
Critics group nominates "The Wolf of Wall Street" for several awards, perhaps without seeing it; why the kerfuffle between Elan and Diane on that plane last week is a lesson on why people shouldn't believe everything they read; hwo Disney successfully misrepresented "Frozen."