Inside Llewyn Davis
"Inside Llewyn Davis" is the most satisfyingly diabolical cinematic structure that the Coens have ever contrived, and that's just one reason that I suspect it…
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Notes on Jason Schwartzman's special place in the Wes Anderson universe.
Sheila writes: Animators Doug Bayne, Ben Baker and Trudy Cooper were approached by the Australian sketch show "The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knifefighting" to create some animations. They were asked, "You guys like Terry Gilliam, right?" Clearly, they do. Here is one of their extremely amusing creations: Famous Paintings, animated.
"The Wes Anderson Collection" video essay series finishes with a look at the director's 2012 hit "Moonrise Kingdom," the tale of a young love that throws a small community into turmoil.
"The Wes Anderson Collection" video essay series continues with a look at the director's sprightly adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's novel.
"The Wes Anderson Collection" video essay series continues with "The Darjeeling Limited," the director's comedy about brotherhood, death, and the limits of control.
"The Wes Anderson Collection" continues with a video essay on "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," probably Anderson's most widely disliked feature, and MZS's personal favorite.
A close look at "The Royal Tenenbaums," the third in a series of videos based on Matt Zoller Seitz's book "The Wes Anderson Collection."
A video essay on Wes Anderson's second film "Rushmore," by Matt Zoller Seitz and Steven Santos. Second in a series of seven.
Part 1 of a video essay series adapted from RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz's book "The Wes Anderson Collection. " This opening chapter is about Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson's debut feature "Bottle Rocket," the short that preceded it, and the art that influenced them.
Video essays on Wes Anderson, including all seven chapters of "The Wes Anderson Collection" and all five chapters of "Wes Anderson: The Substance of Style."
Appreciation of Kumar Pallana, actor, gymnast, card sharp, juggler, yoga instructor, and a charming presence in the films of Wes Anderson.
Patrice Chereau, 1944-2013; how Wes Anderson Made 'The Royal Tenebaums': Errol Morris on the Zapruder film; Francis Coppola's "Twixt" Reconsidered; Starbucks cup label fails; Disney's first Black animator
Excerpt from RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz's book "The Wes Anderson Collection," about the making of "The Royal Tenenbaums."
A defense of "Boardwalk Empire"; Wes Anderson and manic pixie dream girls; Phillip Garrel's "Jealousy"; seconds on "Seconds"; a real-life Gustavo Fring?
Book trailer for The Wes Anderson Collection, by RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz.
Writer Sheila O'Malley responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Writer Odie Henderson responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
From the archives: RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz reprints the first-ever profile of Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson, written for Dallas Observer in 1993
What are we to make of Owen Wilson, he with the tow-colored mop of hair, the crooked nose, and the smile that seems to need so much in return? In certain contexts, Owen Wilson's smile is heartbreaking. Not just in more serious roles, but in everything. One does not often think of grown men as being "wistful" or full of "pathos"; only little plucky orphans in pig-tails and pinafores should be "wistful."
CHICAGO, June 4, 2013 – Ebert Digital LLC, owner of the redesigned popular film review and movie news site, RogerEbert.com, has selected Matt Zoller Seitz, a Pulitzer-nominated film and television critic, as the new editor-in-chief. The site's three-member Advisory Board has also been named and will include serial entrepreneur Brad Keywell, co-founder of several technology companies, including Groupon, as well as award-winning Chicago editor, author and journalist Frank Sennett and internationally known Fortune 100 corporate consultant/coach Janelle Brittain.
Michał Oleszczyk contrasts the opulent excess of opening night film "The Great Gatsy" with the grimmer realities of Amat Escalante's "Heli."
Marie writes: the great Ray Harryhausen, the monster innovator and Visual Effects legend, passed away Tuesday May 7, 2013 in London at the age of 92. As accolades come pouring in from fans young and old, and obituaries honor his achievements, I thought club members would enjoy remembering what Harry did best.
Marie writes: It's no secret there's no love lost between myself and what I regard as London's newest blight; The Shard. That said, I also love a great view. Go here to visit a 360-degree augmented-reality panorama from the building's public observation deck while listening to the sounds of city, including wind, traffic, birds and even Big Ben.
By Kevin Lee, Our Far-Flung Correspondent
In the age of YouTube and Vimeo, one of the most exciting developments in film culture are online video essays that explore different aspects of the movies. These videos take footage from films and reconfigure them using editing, text, graphics and voiceover to reveal startling observations and insights, visualizing them in ways that text criticism can't. These videos are typically produced independently by using consumer-level equipment, demonstrating that just about anyone with a computer can be both a filmmaker and a critic. The only limits are those of imagination and intelligence.
Marie writes: If I have a favorite festival, it's SXSW and which is actually a convergence of film, music and emerging technologies. However it's the festival's penchant for screening "quirky" Indie movies which really sets my heart pounding and in anticipation of seeing the next Wes Anderson or Charlie Kaufman. So from now until March, I'll be tracking down the best with the zeal of a Jack Russell terrier! Especially since learning that Joss Whedon's modern B/W take on Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" is set to screen at SXSW 2013 in advance of its June 21st US release date; they'll cut an official trailer soon, rubbing hands together!