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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The fourth and final part in a series on the images of Islam in Western cinema.
Roger's Favorites: Werner Herzog.
I cannot in good conscience endorse the event at this moment by adding my name to the program.
Several great movies have been released on Blu-ray and DVD lately, including "99 Homes," "Black Mass," "Crimson Peak" and a Criterion version of Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid."
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 article about films that have moved me in 2015, including "Room," "99 Homes" and "He Named Me Malala."
An article on Ebertfest 2016 passes available for purchase on November 2nd.
An interview with Michael Shannon on Freeheld, 99 Homes, Boardwalk Empire, and more.
An interview with writer/director Ramin Bahrani and actor Noah Lomax of "99 Homes."
An overview of the films that will be theatrically released in the 2015 fall season.
A report on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's August 13th, 2015 Grants Gala.
Matt Zoller Seitz and Ramin Bahrani discuss Oliver Stone next week in Brooklyn.
Sheila writes: Filmmaker (and Ebertfest favorite) Ramin Bahrani has directed a new documentary short called "Lift You Up," profiling a man named Glyn Stewart. Bahrani met Stewart in a food bank while filming a commercial in North Carolina, and knew he wanted to make a film about him. In an interview on Rogerebert.com, Bahrani says, "I liked him immediately. He had an electric personality. He was so intent on laughing and hugging everyone, that I assumed he must be harboring a profound sadness. I wanted to know why." You can read the full interview with Bahrani, as well as view "Lift You Up" over on Rogerebert.com.
Ramin Bahrani's first documentary short, including an interview with the director.
Videos from Ebertfest 2015.
A film-by-film preview of the 2015 Ebertfest.
A review of Ramin Bahrani's Goodbye Solo from a far-flung correspondent.
The full schedule for Ebertfest 2015.
Sheila writes: The Ebertfest 2015 lineup has been announced! Chaz writes, "This year as we approach the second anniversary of your transition and the third Ebertfest without you, we decided to bring it all back to the character studies that you loved so much... The films that tell stories about something, about who we are and why it is important to have empathy for each other. And you loved showing them in our gorgeous movie palace, the Virginia Theater, projected on the mega screen by the improbably named James Bond. We invited back some of the filmmakers you admired, like Ramin Bahrani and James Ponsoldt. Roger, you would love this line-up!" Check out Chaz's full essay here. We hope to see many of you at Ebertfest!
A preview of Ebertfest 2015.
A dissection of the special features on the Blu-ray of "Life Itself".
"Selma" is more than fair to L.B.J.; "American Sniper" increases threat against Muslims; Struggle over Vivian Maier's photos; When racism can't be ignored; Johnny Depp was never a movie star.
Interviews with the 2015 Ebert Fellows conducted by Indiewire's Sam Adams.
A note of thanks from Chaz Ebert to the wonderful people behind "Life Itself."
"Life Itself" airs on CNN Friday, January 9th.