The Sea of Trees
The Sea of Trees uses depression, cancer and suicide as manipulative devices to tug at heartstrings instead of offering even the slightest insight into the…
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Matt writes: Garry Marshall, the comedy mastermind behind several iconic TV shows and hit films, died last Tuesday at age 81. He leaves behind a rich legacy that did not go unnoticed by Roger Ebert. The critic greatly admired Marshall's 1984 film, "The Flamingo Kid," hailing its star, Matt Dillon, as a revelation. Ebert also loved Marshall's phenomenally successful 1990 romantic comedy, "Pretty Women," which launched the career of Julia Roberts. "[Marshall's] films betray an instinctive good nature," wrote Ebert in his three-and-a-half-star review, "and [this film] is about as warmhearted as a movie about two cold realists can possibly be." For heartfelt eulogies, check out the obituary penned by Susan Wloszcyzyna at RogerEbert.com, as well as Hadley Freeman’s remembrance at The Guardian. For guaranteed laughs, check out the clip embedded below of Marshall in an unforgettable excerpt from Albert Brooks' 1985 classic, "Lost in America," a scene that Ebert claimed was the best in the movie. It's hard not to agree with him.
CNN Films and Kartemquin Films receive NATAS Best Documentary Emmy nomination for Roger Ebert film "Life Itself."
An excerpt from the July 2016 issue of Bright Wall/Dark Room about Steven Spielberg and "Empire of the Sun."
Matt writes: Abbas Kiarostami, who passed away July 4th at age 76, was one of the great masters of the cinematic art form. I'll never forget the experience of watching his 1990 landmark, "Close-Up," in its pristine Criterion edition, or becoming entranced by his 2010 masterwork, "Certified Copy," when I first saw it on the big screen. Patrick Z. McGavin wrote a beautiful tribute to Kiarostami, as did Godfrey Cheshire, who reflected on his friendship with the icon. Various staff members at RogerEbert.com also pitched in to offer their own remembrances in a lovely multi-voice piece.
Contributors to RogerEbert.com celebrate the masterful films of the late Abbas Kiarostami.
Godfrey Cheshire on his encounters with the late Abbas Kiarostami and the director's films.
An interview with Matt Ross, writer/director of "Captain Fantastic."
An article detailing the 50th Anniversary Gala for Kartemquin Films held June 24th, 2016.
An article about Roger Ebert's reviews getting republished in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Chaz Ebert remembers the late Paul Cox and shares an article about Cox speaking with students at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
A table of contents featuring articles commemorating Roger's birthday.
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.
Veteran director Brian De Palma talks about about his career in movies, suspense, sexism, television and comic books.
A report by FFC Seongyong Cho about Andrew Ahn's "Spa Night," which recently played the Jeonju International Film Festival.
The new Hollywood tearjerker has a dangerous message.
Jeff Nichols brings "Loving" to Cannes; Cherchez la femme; Best of Cannes so far; STX pays $50 million for unmade Scorsese movie; "Mean Dreams" thrills at Cannes.
Sheila writes: The Cannes Film Festival is up and running and Rogerebert.com is there! You can check out Rogerebert.com's full coverage in the Table of Contents for the film festival. That post will be updated as more dispatches come in. There is video footage as well, including a memorable moment when Chaz Ebert asked a question at the "Money Monster" press conference. Finally, "Two Weeks in the Midday Sun," Roger Ebert's 1987 book about the Cannes Film Festival, was re-released in May, just in time for the 2016 festival. The re-release has a foreword written by Martin Scorsese, which you can read here.
An article about the reissue of "Two Weeks in the Midday Sun."
The feminine grotesque; Burn the witch; Memoirs of postmodern Orientalism; On "Death Becomes Her"; Chatting with hosts of "Black on Black Cinema" podcast.
Part one of Jana Monji's essay about the portrayal of Asian characters in cinema.
Grieving in life and cinema; Donald Trump, baby boomer; Kitten Natividad on Roger Ebert; Your media business will not be saved; South Sudanese filmmakers revamp national image.
An interview with Barbara Kopple, director of "Miss Sharon Jones!"
A restoration of Eagle Pennell's 1983 film "Last Night at the Alamo" will screen this week at L.A.'s Cinefamily.
A review of two docs from Tribeca, "Burden" and "Contemporary Color"