Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
A remarkable tale of immigrant success, wrapped around a crime story.
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Reviews and screenings of "Hair" and "Being There" at Ebertfest 2017, and Q&A with producers Michael Butler and Michael Hausman by Michael Phillips, Nate Kohn and Chaz Ebert; and with Oscar-nominated Caleb Deschanel by Simon Kilmurry and Scott Mantz.
A look back at the eighth annual TCM Classic Film Festival, which included screenings of nitrate prints, a conversation with Michael Douglas and much more.
An interview with the one and only Norman Lear.
A celebration of director David Lynch's filmography in anticipation of an upcoming retrospective at the IFC Center in New York.
A review of two opening night films from Sundance 2017.
A preview of the 54th New York Film Festival, including "Son of Joseph," "The Rehearsal," "Graduation," "Sieranevada" and much more.
Matt writes: In his captivating 2005 memoir, Kiss Me Like a Stranger, Gene Wilder reflected on his experience of making Mel Brooks' 1974 comic masterpiece, "Young Frankenstein." He likened making the picture to "taking a small breath of Heaven" each day, and that is what the film feels like every time I watch it. Wilder passed away on August 29th at age 83, leaving behind a timeless legacy that was celebrated at RogerEbert.com with Peter Sobczynski's beautiful obituary. Ebert himself gave four stars to several Wilder classics, including 1971's "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," 1974's "Blazing Saddles" and of course, 1974's "Young Frankenstein," a film that earned Wilder an Oscar nomination for the screenplay he co-authored with director Mel Brooks. In his review, Roger wrote that the film "shows artistic growth and a more sure-handed control of the material by a director who once seemed willing to do literally anything for a laugh. It’s more confident and less breathless."
A tribute to the late comic genius, Gene Wilder.
A look at "The In-Laws" in light of its Criterion Blu-ray release this month.
A report on three documentaries playing at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Monica Castillo responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
An article highlighting three films at Sundance 2016.
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com film critic Simon Abrams.
An article on Madeline Kahn in light of the release of a new book about her.
A review of FX's "The Comedians" and "Louie".
An interview with film critic Matt Fagerholm.
An interview with Mick Sacks, author of "Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers."
The first official day of San Diego Comic-con, Thursday, I sat down with the award-winning Broadway producer Vivek J. Tiwary for an interview about his first graphic novel, "The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story," which he is adapting and producing into a feature film.
An interview with Woody Allen about his new film, "Magic in the Moonlight."
"Anchroman 2: The Legend Conitunes" director Adam McKay talks about Mel Brooks, 1980s television news and Ron Burgundy's pet shark.
Writer Simon Abrams responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Tom Shales looks at "Carson on TCM," a weekly series of shows culling great Carson interviews.
Dedicated to memories of Roger Ebert, for the simple reason that talking about movies is so thrilling. He did not like lists, but I love his lists.
Some horror movies have mercy on uninformed audiences who have no idea about what they will get. The opening sequence of New Zealand horror film "Dead Alive" (1992), which is also known as "Braindead", is a good example because it kindly gives the audiences a very clear idea of what it about and how it is about. As the hero escapes from the natives of Skull Island (Southwest of Sumatra) with a mysterious creature dreaded by the natives, he accidentally gets bitten by the animal, hidden in a wooden crate. He says he's all right, but his local employees are suddenly frightened about that.