A consistently intelligent (or at least bright), coherently constructed comedy that is on occasion a rather pointed critique of the American education system in the…
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Matt writes: You don't have to be a sports fan to enjoy the spectacle and exhilaration of the Super Bowl, and the same is true of sports films. There are endless uplifting pictures charting the triumph of underdogs in various sports, with football being one of the most crowd-pleasing. Roger Ebert gave favorable reviews to several of them, including Warren Beatty and Buck Henry's very funny 1978 comedy, "Heaven Can Wait," Gurinder Chadha's delightful 2002 dramedy, "Bend It Like Beckham" and Peter Berg's 2004 drama, "Friday Night Lights."
A collection of some of our favorite interviews from 2016.
The staff remembers Carrie Fisher.
A tribute to the late Carrie Fisher.
An article about the 2016 Alliance of Women Film Journalists' EDA Award Winners.
This seasoned triumvirate of talent deserves their recognition in a competitive year.
Matt writes: Living legend Warren Beatty has a new film in theaters—his first in 18 years—and it has received quite a bit of coverage at RogerEbert.com. Matt Zoller Seitz awarded the film three stars, while Brian Tallerico interviewed Beatty along with the film's two young stars, Alden Ehrenreich (the future Han Solo) and Lily Collins. Yet in addition to these new articles, our site contains a wealth of archival interviews with Beatty conducted by Roger Ebert, including this essential conversation from 1967, in which Beatty discusses the controversial violence in "Bonnie and Clyde" famously panned by The New York Times critic Bosley Crowther.
An interview with the stars of Warren Beatty's Rules Don't Apply, Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins.
A look at the films expected to dominate this year's Oscar race and the narrative scope they share.
An interview with the legendary Warren Beatty.
A tribute to the one and only Leonard Cohen.
A report on the Museum of the Moving Image's Salute to Warren Beatty.
An article on tonight's Museum of the Moving Image event and Deadline's The Contenders scheduled for Saturday.
A look at this past weekend's Middleburg Film Festival in Middleburg, VA.
An extensive preview of 50 films coming out within the next four months, from "Sully" to "Toni Erdmann."
A tribute to the late comic genius, Gene Wilder.
A tribute to the late Arthur Hiller, director of classics that include "The Americanization of Emily," "Love Story," "The In-Laws."
A report on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2016 Grants Banquet.
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.
A packed version of our Blu-ray guide with thoughts on "Knight of Cups," "Midnight Special," "10 Cloverfield Lane," "45 Years" and many more!
Highlights from CUFF 2016; The first 50 lashes; Believe in romance; Pico Iyer on Terrence Malick; Female cinematographers not content hiding behind the camera.
A celebration of Disney's "The Rocketeer" on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
Roger's Favorites: actress Faye Dunaway.
Monica Castillo responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
A report from SXSW 2016 on the latest from Ti West, Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele, John Michael McDonagh and more.