The Man Who Knew Infinity
An account of a remarkable person should strive to be as equally remarkable as its subject, not the timid and tidy boilerplate special of a…
* This filmography is not intended to be a comprehensive list of this artist’s work. Instead it reflects the films this person has been involved with that have been reviewed on this site.
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".
Odie Henderson champions Chiwetel Ejiofor as the Best Actor of 2013.
A conversation on The Lego Movie; Examination of Paul Verhoeven; Arguing for Steve McQueen as "Best Director"; Martin Scorsese objectifying women in movies; Mindful retweeting.
Sheila writes: David Bowie was born on January 8, 1947 (he shares the day with Elvis Presley, two of the biggest RCA artists in their respective generations), and to celebrate Bowie here's a fun "info graphic" on the evolution of the artist through his various ages.
An interview with New Zealand stuntwoman Zoë Bell, best known for hanging on the hood of Kurt Russell's car in "Death Proof," now the star of her own action vehicle, "Raze"
The nominations from the Producers Guild, Screen Actors Guild and the Writers Guild have announced their nominations, and the Oscars race is starting to come into focus.
Matt Zoller Seitz's Top 10 films of 2013.
The Oscars race has hit a holiday lull. It's a good time to pause and take stock of nominations.
By all accounts, 2013 has been a striking year for black film directors. But is the real story about black directors working in television?