The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
There are some wonderful sequences in Battle of the Five Armies, and the attention to detail is breathtaking (each different space rendered with thrilling complexity),…
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A piece on the wave of new Black women directors, including Gina Prince-Bythewood, Amma Assante, Ava DuVernay and Dee Rees.
An interview with Oscar winner Hilary Swank, star of Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman."
A tribute to Isabelle Huppert as the 2014 Chicago International Film Festival plans to do the same this weekend.
An interview with Patricia Clarkson, star of two TIFF 2014 films, "Learning to Drive" and "October Gale."
An interview with the young stars of "The Giver," Brenton Thwaites & Odeya Rush.
An interview with Amy Nicholson, author of the definitive book on Tom Cruise.
A piece by contributor Matt Fagerholm that connects "Prairie Home Companion," "Synecdoche, New York," and "Life Itself" in the sweet by and by.
Nell Minow responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Day five at Cannes sees an analysis of Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman" in light of continued issues with gender equality at the fest.
Barbara Scharres previews the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Writer Dan Callahan responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Rev. John F. Costello's homily from Roger Ebert's funeral.
Writer Brian Tallerico responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Scott Jordan Harris argues that disabled characters should not be played by able-bodied actors.
Chaz writes to Roger about attending the Oscars without him.
Eric Kohn attends the Oscars; The economical realities of being an actor in Hollywood; Product placement at the Oscars; A woman confronts her critics; Remembering the Laser Age.
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.
In this excerpt from Meryl Streep: Anatomy of an Actor, Karina Longworth discusses Streep's performance in "Silkwood."
What were the surprises, snubs and twists of today's Oscar nominations?
How movie studios still have a hiring problem; 2013's biggest box office bombs; A.O. Scott and Streep's scenery-chewing; emojis and the autism spectrum; this was a wicked sexist year.
The National Film Registry accepts public nominations of films for preservation. Cary O'Dell looks at what letters and emails from the public tell us about our feelings about our film heritage.
Missing Roger's Oscars prognostications and his top ten lists. And making a list of my own.
The Oscars race has hit a holiday lull. It's a good time to pause and take stock of nominations.