The Great Wall
Unlike any American blockbuster you've seen, a conservative movie with action set pieces that are actually inventive and thrilling enough to be worthwhile.
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This seasoned triumvirate of talent deserves their recognition in a competitive year.
An article about the African-American Film Critic's Association's announcement that 2016 is the best year for Blacks in cinema.
A recap of the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival.
A report on filmmaker Steve McQueen's Q&A at the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival.
A list of films and special events to check out when attending this year's Chicago International Film Festival.
Just a glimpse at the massive program for this year's Chicago International Film Festival, running from October 13 - 27.
Veteran director Brian De Palma talks about about his career in movies, suspense, sexism, television and comic books.
Roger's Favorites: actress Faye Dunaway.
A look at Sam Peckinpah's relationship with violence and women in light of a retrospective at The Lincoln Center in New York.
Monica Castillo responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Sheila writes: An exciting bit of news from last week: Paramount has launched its own Youtube channel called The Paramount Vault, with hundreds of movies from their archives. streaming for free. So far, not too many classic films, but other than that, it's a goldmine. Check out The Paramount Vault Youtube channel. Here's the channel's fun sizzle reel.
Anthony Daniels on "Star Wars VII"; History of Action-Movie Heroes; Love in the films of Jacques Démy; Emma Thompson on Trump; How Netflix could change the movie business.
A TV review of FX's "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll".
Chaz Ebert, the Chicago Urban League and Columbia College invite students to cover Black History Month Film Festival.
A letter to Angelina Jolie about the casting of her upcoming take on "Cleopatra."
Our history with public housing; Nasty Amazon reviews; Interview with Jim Jarmusch; Adam Pearson, profiled; Norman Lloyd, alive and kicking.
Why film critics should write about filmmaking.
Hollywood is actually regressing on Latino issues. As the industry continues to make progress in its depiction of black America, what we need now is a Spanish Harlem Renaissance.
Sheila writes: Alex Nunez at Road & Track put together a totally entertaining slideshow of actors and their cool cars. Clark Gable, Steve McQueen, Elizabeth Taylor, Ida Lupino, Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, the list goes on and on. The cars are almost as cool as the folks driving them (and in some cases cooler).
Bob Calhoun uses a new book, "Shock It to Me: Golden Ghouls of the Golden Gate", to track down the details of the horror movies of his childhood.
Chaz writes to Roger about attending the Oscars without him.
Lost, Oscar-nominated films; Lupita Nyong'o and beyond; Evaluating Ellen DeGeneres as the Oscar host; Oscars snubs and surprises; A recap of the Oscars from The New York Times.
Highlights of the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
Matt Zoller Seitz presents the RogerEbert.com pick for Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave".