The Magnificent Seven
Rarely have so many charismatic actors been used in a film that feels quite as soulless as Antoine Fuqua’s update of The Magnificent Seven.
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Roger Ebert discusses Bille August's "Best Intentions" and Ron Howard's "Far And Away" at Cannes.
A preview of dozens of films coming out this summer.
An excerpt from the April 2016 issue of Bright Wall/Dark Room about "The Hours."
Roger's Favorites: Jane Campion, writer/director of "The Piano."
Highlights of our 2015 interviews, including Brie Larson, Bryan Cranston, Jason Segel, Lexi Alexander, Sarah Silverman, Spike Lee, Tom McCarthy, Ramin Bahrani, Paul Feig, Charlie Kaufman and much more.
An interview with "I Smile Back" actress Sarah Silverman.
Reviews of "The Family Fang," "Sunset Song" and "High-Rise" from Toronto.
An overview of the films that will be theatrically released in the 2015 fall season.
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com film critic Christy Lemire.
A curtain raiser for the 2015 iteration of the Cannes Film Festival.
A review of Werner Herzog's "The Queen of the Desert" from the 2015 Berlin Film Festival.
A Sundance dispatch on star-powered films starring Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Michael Fassbender, and Kristen Wiig.
An appreciation of Stanley Kubrick on the release of "Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection".
A TIFF report on the two Reese Witherspoon movies at this year's fest, "The Good Lie" and "Wild."
An appreciation of Brad Bird's "The Iron Giant" on its 15th anniversary.
25 emerging filmmakers to watch; St. James's Church gets a lighting makeover; Unintentional hilarity in "Grace of Monaco"; How restaurants breed rebellion; 5 famous people motivated by revenge.
Rev. John F. Costello's homily from Roger Ebert's funeral.
A preview of the 30th Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival, which takes place April 3-17, 2014.
Sheila writes: While life can often be messy and awful, and the bombardment of bad news from around the globe is disheartening to say the least, sometimes it really helps to sit back, relax, and watch a bunch of guys working together to play "Flight of the Bumblebees" on the cliched 100 bottles of beer on the wall. This clip came out a couple of years ago and I haven't tired of it. I love the collaboration and the creativity. I love in particular the scene that isn't shown here, the one where they worked it all out.
Ben Kenigsberg recaps Cannes's post-awards press conferences and closing-night party.
Barbara Scharres reports on the winners at the Cannes Film Festival.
After duds "Jimmy P." and "Grand Central," the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" saves the day for Barbara Scharres.
Power is rarely discussed at Cannes, and it’s ostensibly all about art, although careers can hang on critics’ approval, and whether films are sold here, and to how many regions of the world. The annual jury press conference on the opening day is the first and foremost love-fest in which the concept of competition is downplayed and jurors find novel ways to sidestep the question of comparing one film to another in order to award the Palme d’Or in ten days.