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Chaz Ebert announces the forthcoming Ebertfest on April 19-23, 2017.
A history of the "Resident Evil" films and video games, how they've influenced each other, and how the two latest entries split.
A reprint of Roger Ebert's review of "Valley Girl," screening February 17th at the New Beverly Cinema.
The latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including "Queen of Katwe," "Loving" and "Black Girl."
Four honorees were celebrated during a special luncheon preceding the African American Film Critics Association awards on February 8.
Matt writes: You don't have to be a sports fan to enjoy the spectacle and exhilaration of the Super Bowl, and the same is true of sports films. There are endless uplifting pictures charting the triumph of underdogs in various sports, with football being one of the most crowd-pleasing. Roger Ebert gave favorable reviews to several of them, including Warren Beatty and Buck Henry's very funny 1978 comedy, "Heaven Can Wait," Gurinder Chadha's delightful 2002 dramedy, "Bend It Like Beckham" and Peter Berg's 2004 drama, "Friday Night Lights."
An interview with Chicago Tribune critic Michael Phillips, this year's recipient of the AAFCA's Roger Ebert Award.
Chaz Ebert highlights films with the potential to get us through the confusing political times of the Trump presidency.
Roger Ebert on kindness; Gerald Levin defends John Lewis; Bush sisters write to the Obama girls; Harriet Tubman strides onto TV; Nina Turner on the audacity of hope.
An interview with Asghar Farhadi, writer/director of "The Salesman."
Matt writes: At the end of a year overwhelmed with loss, it was devastating to lose two of the brightest stars in the Hollywood galaxy, a mother and daughter duo for the ages. Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher, each achieved stardom at age 19—the former in 1952’s “Singin’ in the Rain,” the latter in 1977’s “Star Wars.” These pictures will forever stand as two of the all-time greatest entertainments, and Roger Ebert penned Great Movies essays on both of them, claiming that “there is no movie musical more fun” than “Singin’ in the Rain,” while hailing “Star Wars” as a masterpiece that “melded a new generation of special effects with the high-energy action picture.”
"Life Itself" to screen at Maryland doc series; Mark Hamill on Carrie Fisher; "Children of Men" is more shocking than ever; Jim Hemphill on "Snowden"; Top 100 Favorite Films.
An interview with writer/director Will Goss about "Alarm" and a presentation of the short film.
For the 37th installment in his video essay series about maligned masterworks, Scout Tafoya examines Michelangelo Antonioni's "Zabriskie Point" and "The Mystery of Oberwald."
Matt writes: With New Year's Eve quickly approaching, movie buffs are already setting their DVRs to record annual broadcasts of Michael Curtiz's 1942 classic, "Yankee Doodle Dandy," featuring its Oscar-winning performance from James Cagney as George M. Cohan. In his Great Movies essay on the film, Roger Ebert reflected on just how large of a departure this role was for the actor.
The Sundance/Roger Ebert Fellowship for Film Criticism for 2017.
Ava DuVernay shatters the glass ceiling; Best films of 2016; Team risks lives for elephants; Gary Sinise's "Of Mice and Men"; Barry Jenkins on "Moonlight."
The Chicago Film Critics Association have announced their picks for the best in films and performances in 2016.
A guide to the best Blu-rays and DVDs you can give this holiday season.
Matt writes: At RogerEbert.com, we recently published a thoughtful essay by Pete Croatto in which he makes his case for "why film critics should see bad movies." Of course, how can one judge what is good if they ignore what is bad? Many of Roger Ebert's most entertaining reviews were the ones where he eviscerated a bad movie with his scathing wit and unbridled love for the oft-squandered potential of the art form. Three books have been devoted to compiling the best of Roger's negative reviews, and they were recently paid tribute by critic Brent Northup in his review of "Shut In" for Helenair.com. My personal favorite of Roger's bad movie takedowns was his half-star review of 1997's disastrous live-action comedy, "Mr. Magoo."
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."