The characters are not people, but rough drafts of simplistic character-traits, and the actors (game as they all are) cannot create something out of nothing.
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Oscar's idling empathy machine; "Modern Family" episode filmed on smartphones; Madonna is superhuman; The trailer is not the movie; The works of Tyrus Wong.
Oscars saved by the music; Julie Andrews glows in "Sound of Music"; Films of Michael Mann reassessed; Rise of the reactress; Let's get out of here.
The Roger Ebert Award will be presented at the Independent Spirit Awards on February 21st.
Roger Ebert's essay on film in the 1978 edition of the Britannica publication, "The Great Ideas Today."
A dissection of the special features on the Blu-ray of "Life Itself".
A report from the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
"Life Itself" will be honored by the African American Film Critics Association.
A reprint of Roger's Great Movies review of the timeless "Groundhog Day."
Celebrating "Groundhog Day"; Stop making movies like "Black or White"; The catharsis of "Almost There"; Reflections on sexual abuse; How secular family values stack up.
An interview with the director of Sundance World Dramatic Competition entry "Umrika."
The epic uncool of Philip Seymour Hoffman; How "Selma" got smeared; The fantasy fueling "Sniper"'s popularity; Paradise in Palm Springs; Looking back at "Before Sunrise."
Chaz Ebert, the Chicago Urban League and Columbia College invite students to cover Black History Month Film Festival.
A report from the opening night of the 30th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
"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.
"Life Itself" won the 2015 Best Documentary award from the Producer's Guild of America.
Interviews with the 2015 Ebert Fellows conducted by Indiewire's Sam Adams.
A feature on the latest major Blu-ray, Netflix, and On Demand releases, including "Gone Girl," "The Boxtrolls," "The Zero Theorem," "Coherence," and more.
An excerpt of Eric Kohn's Indiewire article on Oscar snubs.
The official nominees along with some fun facts about this year's crop.
Finalists are announced in the Indiewire | Sundance Institute Ebert Fellowship for Film Criticism.
Sheila writes: Just in case you haven't had your fill of End of Year lists, Steven Soderbergh put up a list on his site of everything he watched in 2014, in chronological order, as well as everything he read. Television, movies, books, scripts ... it's all here. It made me consider doing something similar, just to track what I've taken in over any given year. I love reading other people's lists. Do any of you keep lists like this?
Chaz Ebert to present the Morning Keynote at the Palm Springs Film Festival on January 8th.
Donald Liebenson chats with actor/comedian/writer Patton Oswalt about his new book "Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction to Film."
A list of honors garnered by "Life Itself."
"Life Itself" airs on CNN Friday, January 9th.