As Above, So Below
It's that rare found-footage film with a strong premise, a memorably eccentric style, and plenty of energy to burn. It's also poorly conceived, and hard…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A collection of tributes to Roger from various sources.
"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.
Gilbert Gottfried on Robin Williams; Remembering Lauren Bacall; Paying attention; Tyler Ross shines in "The Killing"; Reflections on "Lawrence of Arabia."
An obituary for the legendary Lauren Bacall.
A TV review of TNT's "Legends" with Sean Bean, Ali Larter and Morris Chestnut.
This is an excerpt from the August 2014 issue of "Bright Wall/Dark Room" on "Joe vs. the Volcano."
The second part of a feature on the work of Joel & Ethan Coen.
Why jazz sucks; The effects of dwindling film stock; What "Planet of the Apes" says about the state of the world; Harry Shearer as Richard Nixon; The drawbacks of "liking" on Facebook.
A two-part feature on the films of Joel and Ethan Coen.
An interview with the young stars of "The Giver," Brenton Thwaites & Odeya Rush.
A video interview with Daniel Radcliffe, star of "What If."