Keanu is fun, and even sometimes outright hilarious, but it doesn’t live up to the skills of its central performers.
The place for everything that doesn't have a home elsewhere on RogerEbert.com, this is a collection of thoughts, ideas, snippets, and other fun things that Roger and others posted over the years.
More moviegoers see films on video in some form than ever before -- whether streaming on demand, cable or satellite, instant download services, DVD or Blu-ray. Even high-profile pictures become available to home viewers before or at the same time as their theatrical release. Reviewing them is a job for... The Demanders!
Since he started as film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967, and began covering movies locally and at international film festivals, Roger Ebert has met and interviewed countless movie idols, artists and unknowns -- some of them even before they became famous. There's hardly a major figure in the history of movies, from the last part of the 20th century into the 21st, that he hasn't encountered.
Roger Ebert has attended international film festivals and events for almost half a century, from the Kolkata International Film Festival to the Academy Awards. In addition to his coverage, our contributors report the latest from Cannes, Telluride, Toronto, Sundance and other movie showcases world-wide.
"Life Itself," based on Roger Ebert's memoir and directed by Steve James, will open in theaters and be available On Demand on July 4, 2014.
The Cannes International Film Festival is the most talked-about film festival of the year, where directors from around the world showcase their newest work, from the most challenging art cinema to the big blockbusters. For many years, Roger Ebert and a team of contributors have covered Cannes, and we are continuing that tradition with start-to-finish coverage from around the festival.
A collection of tributes to Roger from various sources.
The opening shot of a movie can tell us a lot about how to view and interpret what follows. It can even represent the whole movie in miniature. The Opening Shots Project collects illustrated analyses of some of Jim Emerson's favorites, and contributions from Scanners readers.
A table of contents with all of our Ebertfest 2016 coverage.
A report from Sunday's presentation of Oscar Micheaux's "Body & Soul," featuring a score from Renée Baker and the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project.
Ebert Fellow Shalayne Pulia interviews Renée Baker of the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project about her score for "Body & Soul," as presented Sunday at Ebertfest.
Mark Caro investigates the comedic viability of classic funny films with a new series at the Music Box Theatre.
The Saturday of this year's Ebertfest is tackled by four of our contributors.
An interview with actress Nancy Allen after a presentation of "Blow Out" on Saturday night at Ebertfest.
A report on three documentaries playing at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Stephen Apkon & Andrew Young's "Disturbing the Peace" sets a high precedent for Ebertfest's new Ebert Humanitarian Award.
The 2016 Ebert Fellows share their favorite moments and movies from this year's Ebertfest.
Ebert Fellow Shalayne Pulia reports on the Women in Film panel at Ebertfest 2016.