Screenwriters Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver know how to get the party started and keep it lively.
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Brad Jones on "Jesus, Bro!"; Period episode on "Anne With an E"; Perils of writing while female; In defense of radical transparency; Trump praises Rodrigo Duterte.
The screenings of "Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You," and Ben Lear's "They Call Us Monsters" at Ebertfest 2017.
Matt writes: Last month's 19th installment of Ebertfest in Champaign, Illinois, was a tremendous joy from beginning to end. Our special guests included Norman Lear ("All in the Family"), Isabelle Huppert ("Elle"), Charles Burnett ("Killer of Sheep"), Gary Ross ("Pleasantville"), cinematographer Caleb Deschanel ("Being There"), first assistant director Michael Hausman ("Hair") and Oscar-winning producer Irwin Winkler ("Rocky"). We have compiled our site's complete coverage of the festival into a table of contents, accompanied by several excellent articles from Champaign's newspaper, The News-Gazette. Our special edition of Thumbnails features additional coverage of the festival published at Variety, the Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Illini, Smile Politely and more. So grab some popcorn and join us in reliving the highlights of Ebertfest 2017.
A table of contents and photos featuring our full coverage of Ebertfest 2017.
Honorees remember Roger Ebert; Watch harder at Ebertfest; Up close and personal with Norman Lear; "Being There" embodies politics, power; Filmmakers embrace critic's sense of empathy.
Day four of Ebertfest included a complex portrait of a basketball star, three films about the impact of television and much more.
A report on the final day of Ebertfest 2017.
A look at day three of Ebertfest.
Matt writes: Ebertfest 2017 is almost upon us, and Chaz Ebert has penned an in-depth preview of the screenings, guests and panels scheduled for this year's festival, running Wednesday, April 19th, through Sunday, April 23rd. "All in the Family" creator Norman Lear, Oscar-nominee Isabelle Huppert and trailblazing filmmaker Charles Burnett are among the artistic giants who will presenting their work in-person at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois.
Chaz Ebert provides a preview of the 19th installment of Roger Ebert's Film Festival "Ebertfest" 2017.
An article announcing the final slate of films scheduled to be screened at Ebertfest 2017.
An article about various films set to screen at Ebertfest 2017, including the opening night selection, "Hair."
An article about two special guests confirmed for Ebertfest 2017.
A recap of Wednesday night's open of AFI Docs with Alex Gibney's "Zero Days" and highlights of what's to come.
Matt writes: Hello, Ebert Club subscribers! I'm Matt Fagerholm, Assistant Editor at RogerEbert.com, and I'll be taking over the Ebert Club newsletter. My inimitable predecessor, Sheila O'Malley, has gotten me up to speed on what you'll be expecting from this membership, and I'm very excited to provide you with a sneak peek at some of the most enticing titles in both current and classic cinema.
A report on TED 2016 and Hashtag: Thirty Percent.
An article highlighting three films at Sundance 2016.
A report on four documentaries from Sundance by Ebert Fellow Sara Alexandra Pelaez.
Remembering "The Last of the Mohicans"; Daniel Radcliffe's farting corpse; The most recalcitrant "ism" of all; László Nemes and Géza Röhrig on "Son of Saul"; Roger Deakins on "Hail, Caesar!"
A review of ABC's "The Muppets."
Posting 27,000 times to one online forum; Reflections of synthetic skin; Norman Lear on the neglected mission of PBS; The assistant economy; Kristen Stewart on the industry of celebrity.
An interview with Cary Elwes about "The Princess Bride."
Spike Lee writes an open letter to A.O. Scott, A The Shining producer calls Room 237 "idiotic"; Facebook's latest money-grabbing ploy; Introducing The Critical Press; Archie Bunker and Norman Lear.
Hollywood and indie film directors, actor John Cusack, actor Chris Tucker, comedian and philanthropist Dick Gregory, former Playboy chair Christie Hefner and the president of Sony Pictures Classics, and the lead critics from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and the Chicago Film Critics Association, will join other celebrities, friends and colleagues to pay tribute to iconic film critic Roger Ebert’s life and prolific career at “Roger Ebert: A Celebration of Life,” this Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St.
I have a friend who walked out of THERE WILL BE BLOOD during that baptism scene, when Daniel Day-Lewis exclaimed, "I've abandoned my child!" My friend was just divorced, lost custody of his children, and was tormented with the remorse that follows these things. As Daniel Day-Lewis shouted, my friend almost needed to cover his ears. He returned to his seat shortly afterwards, but needed that moment to collect himself.
I have another friend who was molested by a family friend. She refuses therapy, but she attributes multiple aspects of her personality, that she herself identifies as disorders - social ineptitude, sexual dysfunction and confusion, chronic despair - to that period of molestation. When she watched MYSTIC RIVER, a movie speaking of the physical and psychological abuse of children and the long term consequences on their hearts and minds, she found herself painfully revisiting those experiences, but not where we might expect.