The characters are not people, but rough drafts of simplistic character-traits, and the actors (game as they all are) cannot create something out of nothing.
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An analysis of Lawrence Michael Levine's "Wild Canaries" and its ties to classic rom-com capers.
A Berlin report on the circus surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey and the quality of Peter Greenaway's Eisenstein in Guanajuato and Alex Ross Perry's Queen of Earth.
"Selma" is more than fair to L.B.J.; "American Sniper" increases threat against Muslims; Struggle over Vivian Maier's photos; When racism can't be ignored; Johnny Depp was never a movie star.
Predictions for the eight major categories in the 87th Annual Academy Awards.
Highlights of our 2014 interviews, including Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Kevin Spacey, Terry Gilliam, Eddie Redmayne, Jessica Chastain, Hilary Swank and many more.
A piece on cinema of 2014 that addressed racial issues in the year after such progress with films like "12 Years a Slave."
A holiday gift guide compiling RogerEbert.com's book excerpts from 2014.
Migizi Pensoneau on "The Daily Show"; Why NYT TV criticism is so bad; Netflix's terrible selection; David Simon on the death of the middle class; John Cusack: "Hollywood is a whorehouse."
Bob Fosse's masterpiece "All That Jazz" jumps back and forth through the past and the present, and through memory and fantasy, but it also collects the history of film editing in one story.
"Snowpiercer" and the future of film; The longer cut of "Nymphomaniac"; Pauline Kael's worst reviews; "Alive" earns a rave at Toronto; The bold creativity of "The Leftovers."
The writers of RogerEbert.com reflect on the life, career and death of Robin Williams.
An appreciation of the life and work of the legendary producer Menahem Golan.
An interview with Mick Sacks, author of "Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers."
RogerEbert.com contributor Godfrey Cheshire's landmark two-part series "Death of Film/Decay of Cinema" anticipated many of the changes that would later shake the medium to its core.
Remembering Dick Smith; The importance of "Playtime"; Tom Hiddleston's letter to Joss Whedon; The lazy nihilism of Woody Allen; Fan Bingbing to play Anna May Wong.
Roger Ebert's legacy; The decline of Woody Allen; The history of TMZ; Lawsuit filed to prove 'Happy Birthday' is in the public domain; Harassment at Comic-Con.
Joe Swanberg on "Sex Tape"; The problem with "Star Wars"; Advice for writers of color; The necessary evil of Twitter; Jonah Ray hates Sublime's "What I Got."
An obituary for the legendary star of stage and screen, Elaine Stritch.
Zach Braff, writer/director/star of "Wish I Was Here" on his latest film.
The latest and greatest additions to streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and more.
May 2014 Blu-rays of note.