The fact that he doesn’t try to redeem these flawed, fascinating figures—or even try to make you like them in the slightest way—feels like an…
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Sheila writes: The 53rd New York Film Festival is up and running (dispatches from Rogerebert.com critics are included below), and Adrian Curry over at MUBI has a post up featuring all of the NYFF movie posters. There are some conventional ones and some beautiful striking ones, like the poster for "Miles." Go check out the gallery of posters!
An interview with Michael Shannon on Freeheld, 99 Homes, Boardwalk Empire, and more.
An interview with the director and stars of "99 Homes".
An interview with writer/director Ramin Bahrani and actor Noah Lomax of "99 Homes."
Martin Stirling's "Most Shocking Second a Day Video"; Queer films about straight people; Misunderstood "GoodFellas"; Chatting with Steve Kloves; Sex in David Lynch films.
A TIFF 2015 review of two films starring Ellen Page, Into the Forest and Freeheld.
A preview of the 33rd Reeling: Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival.
An overview of the films that will be theatrically released in the 2015 fall season.
An interview with the legendary star of the new I'll See You in My Dreams.
Awarding Jason Segel the "Spit Take" award and discussing The End of the Tour.
A film-by-film preview of the 2015 Ebertfest.
A preview of Ebertfest 2015.
Our most anticipated films of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Passes for Ebertfest 2015 will go on sale Saturday, November 1st.
A report on response to early Oscar favorites from TIFF 2014.
A review of Ramin Bahrani's excellent "99 Homes" after its TIFF premiere.
A preview of the 2014 Telluride Film Festival, which runs August 29-September 1, 2014.
An interview with Amy Nicholson, author of the definitive book on Tom Cruise.
Ramin Bahrani made his fourth Ebertfest appearance with a touching screening of his masterful "Goodbye Solo" and a Q&A moderated by David Bordwell.
Marie writes: Behold a truly rare sight. London in 1924 in color. "The Open Road" was shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Friese-Greene and who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William (a noted cinematographer) had been experimenting with. The travelogues were taken between 1924 and 1926 on a motor journey between Land's End and John O'Groats. You can find more footage from The Open Road at The British Film Institute's YouTube channel for the film. You can also explore their Archives collection over here.
As Roger Ebert noted in February, film festivals have become so ubiquitous that there's almost certainly one within driving distance of most film fans in the US. And lots of them are sprouting world-wide. Three years ago, I'd pitched Roger with an "FFC" piece on the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. He advised that I provide a sense of the town and its atmosphere, the people, as well as what the festival itself was like.
Marie writes: Now this is something you don't see every day. Behold The Paragliding Circus! Acrobatic paragliding pilot Gill Schneider teamed up with his father’s circus class (he operates a school that trains circus performers) to mix and combine circus arts with paragliding - including taking a trapezist (Roxane Giliand) up for ride and without a net. Best original film in the 2012 Icare Cup. Video by Director/Filmmaker Shams Prod. To see more, visit Shams Prod.
Marie writes: It's no secret there's no love lost between myself and what I regard as London's newest blight; The Shard. That said, I also love a great view. Go here to visit a 360-degree augmented-reality panorama from the building's public observation deck while listening to the sounds of city, including wind, traffic, birds and even Big Ben.
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Marie writes: Not too long ago, Monaco's Oceanographic Museum held an exhibition combining contemporary art and science, in the shape of a huge installation by renowned Franco-Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping, in addition to a selection of films, interviews and a ballet of Aurelia jellyfish.The sculpture was inspired by the sea, and reflects upon maritime catastrophes caused by Man. Huang Yong Ping chose the name "Wu Zei"because it represents far more than just a giant octopus. By naming his installation "Wu Zei," Huang added ambiguity to the work. 'Wu Zei' is Chinese for cuttlefish, but the ideogram 'Wu' is also the color black - while 'Zei' conveys the idea of spoiling, corrupting or betraying. Huang Yong Ping was playing with the double meaning of marine ink and black tide, and also on corruption and renewal. By drawing attention to the dangers facing the Mediterranean, the exhibition aimed to amaze the public, while raising their awareness and encouraging them to take action to protect the sea.
Marie writes: Behold the entryway to the Institut Océanographique in Paris; and what might just be the most awesome sculpture to adorn an archway in the history of sculptures and archways. Photo @ pinterest
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