Office Christmas Party
Another reminder that allowing your cast to madly improvise instead of actually providing a coherent script with a scintilla of inherent logic often leads to…
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An article about the weekly Ebert Archive column at the Chicago Sun-Times.
A report on Chicago Magazine's luncheon for the 2016 Chicagoans of the Year.
Our own editor-in-chief Matt Zoller Seitz is the 35th guest on Sam Fragoso's "Talk Easy" podcast.
A reposting of Brent Northup's review of "Shut In."
Matt writes: Living legend Warren Beatty has a new film in theaters—his first in 18 years—and it has received quite a bit of coverage at RogerEbert.com. Matt Zoller Seitz awarded the film three stars, while Brian Tallerico interviewed Beatty along with the film's two young stars, Alden Ehrenreich (the future Han Solo) and Lily Collins. Yet in addition to these new articles, our site contains a wealth of archival interviews with Beatty conducted by Roger Ebert, including this essential conversation from 1967, in which Beatty discusses the controversial violence in "Bonnie and Clyde" famously panned by The New York Times critic Bosley Crowther.
Roger's beloved Midwestern burger chain gains a convert in its new location in Daly City, CA.
Matt writes: Music legend Leonard Cohen passed away on November 7th, and became the latest in a long string of celebrity deaths this year that have inspired an outpouring of grief among fans.
An interview with Paul Schrader, director of "Dog Eat Dog."
An article about the Israel Film Festival's tribute to Ronit Elkabetz.
An article about Ebertfest, Roger Ebert's Film Festival 2017 passes, which are now on sale.
Matt writes: While interviewing the great German director Werner Herzog at this year's Toronto International Film Festival about his stunning new documentary, "Into the Inferno," he explained to his collaborator on the project, volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer, about who Roger Ebert was. “Roger Ebert was the last mammoth alive who was holding the flag for real movies and moviemakers,” he explained. “He was a very valiant soldier of cinema who passed away, and we miss him. It’s over with serious discourse about cinema in the print media and on television. It has been replaced by celebrity news. So we are speaking in his spirit always.”
A night of the living dead to remember; A new black masculinity; Malick breaks his silence; John Candy's children remember their father; Haunted history of Knickerbocker Hotel.
A review of Criterion's new box set of Guillermo del Toro films.
A recap of the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival.
An interview with Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, director and subject of "Into the Inferno."
A video chronicling the Ebert Fellows' visit to the Chicago International Film Festival.
A report on Robert Feder's recent article about Roger Ebert's political writing.
An interview with writer/director/actor Tyler Perry about "Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween."
Matt writes: Movie lovers sorely missing a new book featuring the work of Roger Ebert are now in luck. The fourth installment of Ebert's celebrated book series, The Great Movies, is now on sale, compiling the critic's final 62 essays on indispensable films that he considered truly great.
A essay on Elvis Mitchell and his radio interview series, "The Treatment."
A review of "Dekalog," newly restored and released by The Criterion Collection.
Matt writes: The latest honor for Steve James' acclaimed Roger Ebert documentary, "Life Itself," arrived on September 21st at the 37th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, where the film won an accolade for Outstanding Editing. Chaz Ebert provided her own in-depth coverage of the ceremony, which included a lifetime achievement award for trailblazing documentarian Stanley Nelson. "Life Itself" is currently available to stream for free until Friday, October 7th.
Matt Zoller Seitz celebrates "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," now available on Criterion Blu-ray and DVD.
A look at the artists of two documentaries about women who took other identities.
Steve James is the 25th guest on Sam Fragoso's Talk Easy podcast.