The Big Sick
Finds that laughter-through-tears sweet spot, often in the unlikeliest of places.
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Chaz Ebert reports on Todd Haynes' "Wonderstruck" and the Netflix controversy in her second video dispatch from Cannes 2017.
Day 2 of Cannes 2017 includes the latest from Todd Haynes.
A preview of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
An interview with critic Ann Hornaday about her book, "Talking Pictures."
A video interview with Casey Affleck and writer/director Kenneth Lonergan about their Oscar-nominated film, "Manchester by the Sea."
The RogerEbert.com staff's Oscar pick for Best Actor.
Some of our favorite performances of 2016.
The Chicago Film Critics Association have announced their picks for the best in films and performances in 2016.
The nominees for the 2016 Chicago Film Critics Association's annual awards have been announced.
An interview with writer/director Kenneth Lonergan about "Manchester By the Sea."
Chaz Ebert highlights 13 must-see films of 2016.
Three films from TIFF, including the masterful Manchester by the Sea.
An extensive preview of 50 films coming out within the next four months, from "Sully" to "Toni Erdmann."
The first films announced for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
A review of Kelly Reichardt's "Certain Women," starring Michelle Williams, Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart.
A review of Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester by the Sea."
A preview of our most anticipated titles at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
A look at the latest additions to the now-completed Sundance 2016 lineup.
Rape scenes are lazy writing; Penelope Spheeris on "The Decline of Western Civilization"; The new online racism; Affleck and Garner at the box office; Tenth anniversary of "Brokeback Mountain."
An interview with "Woman in Gold" director Simon Curtis.
The longest film ever made; Social media spawns outrage; Kanye West is a sanctimonious prat; Binge-watching can be good medicine; 10 films mishandled by the MPAA.
Marie writes: When I first learned of "Royal de Luxe" I let out a squeal of pure delight and immediately began building giant puppets inside my head, trying to imagine how it would look to see a whale or dragon moving down the street..."Based in Nantes, France, the street theatre company Royal de Luxe performs around the world, primarily using gigantic, elaborate marionettes to tell stories that take place over several days and wind through entire cities. Puppeteers maneuver the huge marionettes - some as tall as 12 meters (40 ft) - through streets, parks, and waterways, performing their story along the way." - the Atlantic
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Marie writes: "let's see what happens if I tickle him with my stick..."(Photo by Daniel Botelho. Click image to enlarge.)
Marie writes: Intrepid club member Sandy Kahn has found another auction, and this time it's all about Hollywood! Note: the spaceship on the cover is a screen used miniature from "Aliens" (1986). Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000
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"Take This Waltz" materialized out of a humid summer day in Toronto and made me tremble and fall in love... with who or what I'm not sure; the city yes, and maybe the idea of the in-between.
There is something incredibly delicate and beautiful about the thought of in-between: of that space of the possible, of movement, of choices being sought and yet to be made, of freedom and abandon and all the stuff that dreams are made of, but yet to solidify. It is a place of alchemy. Some call it a moment - a fleeting moment.