It’s exciting to see Shyamalan on such confident footing once more, all these years later.
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Scout Tafoya responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
A essay on Elvis Mitchell and his radio interview series, "The Treatment."
Issue doc aesthetics; Amy S. Weber on "A Girl Like Her"; The original underclass; Sheriff of Babylon captivates war vet; Why "Point Break" still delivers.
Roger's Favorites: Hirokazu Kore-eda, writer/director of "Still Walking."
Roger's Favorites: Sofia Coppola, writer/director of "Lost in Translation."
"A Very Murray Christmas" is kind of wonderful.
A NYFF report on new films from Chantal Akerman and Michel Gondry.
Round two in a feature where Matt writes for exactly 30 minutes about a movie and then publishes whatever he's got. This round: Steven Soderbergh's "The Limey."
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com film critic Peter Sobczynski.
A piece on the first wave of critics groups awards and some predictions for SAG and the Golden Globe nominees.
A conversation with the Gia Coppola, the young director of Palo Alto.
An oral history of RoboCop; Sid Ceasar passes away; Shia LaBeouf has a new artistic endeavor; Social media sites as the front pages of the Internet; Roeper on Leno.
An exhaustive list of Top 10s by RogerEbert.com contributors.
Erik Childress looks at the first awards of the season and their possible impact on the Oscar race.
Writer Peter Sobczynski responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Susan Wloszczyna wonders if women at the helm might be just the thing to revitalize the foundering, repetitive comic-book movie genre.
Asymmetrical journalism and the Rob Ford crack tape; Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring presents life as "an endless selfie"; James Lipton was once a pimp, apparently; Egypt solves the problem of how to censor "salacious" content by airing a sitcom with no women in it; Seattle's Egyptian movie theater to close; dumbest beauty pageant contestant answer ever?
I cried yesterday at a retreat while listening to Michael Buble's rendition of "Smile." The tears came from out of nowhere. Music has a way of cutting through all of your defenses. It goes straight to the heart and just zings you. I have been on the go continuously for the last two months since Roger passed. I have been smiling through it all, remaining stoic, having my private moments but standing straight and steadfast. These tears came as a shock to me. But, oh, what a welcome relief.
Sofia Coppola's privilege problem; why "Happy Birthday to You" isn't in the public domain; surveillance in America, and in the movies; five dictators who despise social media.
Marie writes: Now this is really neat. It made TIME's top 25 best blogs for 2012 and with good reason. Behold artist and photographer Gustaf Mantel's Tumblr blog "If we don't, remember me" - a collection of animated GIFs based on classic films. Only part of the image moves and in a single loop; they're sometimes called cinemagraphs. The results can be surprisingly moving. They also can't be embedded so you have to watch them on his blog. I already picked my favorite. :-)
Barbara Scharres has a few choice words for François Ozon's "Young & Beautiful" and Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," but finds a gem in Ryan Coogler's "Fruitvale Station."
Michał Oleszczyk catches up with two takes on troubled youth: François Ozon's "Young & Beautiful" and Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring."
Barbara Scharres sets the stage the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival.
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Sumptuous light, favorably bathed across richly-drawn characters and their worlds, have long been signifiers of a Patrice Leconte film, yet while such environments exist in the auteur's 1996 comedy-drama, "Ridicule," the words produced within them hold much more prominence.