The Purge: Election Year
This pseudo-political horror-thriller is an ugly provocation, one that feels especially crass in light of national tragedies like the recent shooting in Orlando.
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Jeff Nichols brings "Loving" to Cannes; Cherchez la femme; Best of Cannes so far; STX pays $50 million for unmade Scorsese movie; "Mean Dreams" thrills at Cannes.
Sheila writes: The Cannes Film Festival is up and running and Rogerebert.com is there! You can check out Rogerebert.com's full coverage in the Table of Contents for the film festival. That post will be updated as more dispatches come in. There is video footage as well, including a memorable moment when Chaz Ebert asked a question at the "Money Monster" press conference. Finally, "Two Weeks in the Midday Sun," Roger Ebert's 1987 book about the Cannes Film Festival, was re-released in May, just in time for the 2016 festival. The re-release has a foreword written by Martin Scorsese, which you can read here.
An article about the 2016 ILLUMINATE Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona.
An article about the reissue of "Two Weeks in the Midday Sun."
An appreciation for Prince's 1986 directorial debut and "Purple Rain" follow-up, "Under the Cherry Moon."
A FFC essay on Robert De Niro's 1993 directorial debut "A Bronx Tale."
An article reflecting on 25 years at the movies by Roger Ebert.
A review of Andrew "Dice" Clay's new Showtime comedy, "Dice."
Why the Editors of RogerEbert.com chose today's 13 reviews to represent the breadth and talent of Roger Ebert on the anniversary of his passing.
An appreciation of the late novelist and filmmaker Nora Ephron.
A review of the "Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, Volume 1" Blu-ray box set.
An op-ed on how the decision to move the Lifetime Achievement Oscar off the telecast hurts us all.
A review of HBO's new series "Vinyl," which features a pilot episode directed by Martin Scorsese.
A brief consideration of "Taxi Driver," still Scorsese's masterpiece.
New titles on Blu-ray and DVD including "The Martian," "Mr. Robot" and "Straight Outta Compton."
A tribute to the late, great, unbelievable artist that is David Bowie.
An obituary for the late Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond.
An interview with director Kent Jones about his documentary "Hitchcock/Truffaut."
A chronological commentary celebrating the performances of Gena Rowlands.
An excerpt about "Vertigo" from the November issue of "Bright Wall/Dark Room."
A recap of the latest and greatest on Blu-ray, including Jurassic World, Spy, Tomorrowland, Call Me Lucky, and The Larry Fessenden Collection.
An excerpt from "Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled" by Ashley Clark.
Sheila writes: An exciting bit of news from last week: Paramount has launched its own Youtube channel called The Paramount Vault, with hundreds of movies from their archives. streaming for free. So far, not too many classic films, but other than that, it's a goldmine. Check out The Paramount Vault Youtube channel. Here's the channel's fun sizzle reel.
The Oscar for Best Actor could come down to a battle between actors considered overdue for their first Oscar.