The Purge: Election Year
This pseudo-political horror-thriller is an ugly provocation, one that feels especially crass in light of national tragedies like the recent shooting in Orlando.
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A preview of dozens of films coming out this summer.
Monica Castillo responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
An excerpt from the February 2016 issue of Bright Wall/Dark Room about Keanu Reeves.
Valerie Weiss on "A Light Beneath Their Feet"; Death of the video store; Stephen Cone on "Home for the Holidays"; Chatting with Kartemquin's Gordon Quinn; "Mustang" director Deniz Gamze Ergüven.
Highlights of the live-action portion of 2015's D23, featuring "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Captain America: Civil War," and more!
Tragic fate of a femme fatale; Rachel McAdams does fame her way; My fat, perfect wedding; Incredible shrinking worldview of Woody Allen; Marvel's war on capitalism.
A preview of dozens of films being released this Summer.
Chaz Ebert to present the Morning Keynote at the Palm Springs Film Festival on January 8th.
Jennifer Kent directs the year's scariest movie; Best TV Shows of 2014; Lawsuit against NYFA; Why movies can't stop explaining themselves; Anna Kendrick on her new musicals.
A preview of the 2014 Chicago International Film Festival.
The 2014 Toronto Film Festival opened with "The Judge," starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, and we were there.
An interview with Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse, author of “Blockbusters: Hit-making, Risk-taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment.”
Lord Richard Attenborough, legendary director and actor, has passed away at the age of 91.
You never know what you'll find wandering around the Gaslamp District of San Diego during San Diego Comic-Con. On Saturday, a secret "Avengers: Age of Ultron" headquarters opened up, thanks to Samsung Revolution.
Jana Monji responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Why aren't superhero movies more special?
FFC Jana Monji interviews Ebertfest attendees John and Jim Burns.
Paul Rudd is Ant Man; Richard Linklater on "Before Midnight's" fight scene; why stars we dig often work with stars we despise; "G.B.F." was rated R for being gay; "Her" and the sad-sack sensitive man.
We're counting down twelve great movie scenes set around Christmas. Here is the first batch, with #12 through #9.
Ian Grey visits Sherlock Holmes, and deduces why Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective is perfectly suited to episode television—and endlessly re-inventable.
Nick Schager ponders the new crop of action directors, who bring 'serious film' cred to the genre, but can't seem to show personality where it counts the most.
The use of drones and other machines for war or for surveillance has turned up as a subject in a surprisingly large number of summer blockbusters, including "Iron Man 3," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "Man Of Steel," and now "Pacific Rim."
This piece is about director Neil Jordan's seven most overtly supernatural, fairy tale-like films—The Company of Wolves, High Spirits, Interview with the Vampire, The Butcher Boy, In Dreams, Ondine, and his latest, the mother-daughter vampire shocker Byzantium. An infographic analysis of each—please refer to the key for each symbol's meaning—reveals this pattern and confirms Byzantium is the culmination of 30+ years of Jordan exorcising his personal demons on-screen.
Craig D. Lindsey is on the warpath against jerk cinema, in which arrogant heroes trample all over everybody and the film celebrates them as righteously awesome. Whatever happened to charm?