Theron's commanding performance is remarkable because she gives to her character, through her take-no-bull body language and calculating stare, an intelligence that proves she's the…
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An interview with Nanfu Wang, director of "I Am Another You" and "Hooligan Sparrow," at Hot Docs 2017.
Reviews of "Playing God," "Bring the Jews Home," "Bill Nye: Science Guy" and "PACmen" at Hot Docs 2017.
An interview with comedian Gilbert Gottfried, the subject of Neil Berkeley's "Gilbert," playing at Hot Docs 2017.
Matt writes: Last month's 19th installment of Ebertfest in Champaign, Illinois, was a tremendous joy from beginning to end. Our special guests included Norman Lear ("All in the Family"), Isabelle Huppert ("Elle"), Charles Burnett ("Killer of Sheep"), Gary Ross ("Pleasantville"), cinematographer Caleb Deschanel ("Being There"), first assistant director Michael Hausman ("Hair") and Oscar-winning producer Irwin Winkler ("Rocky"). We have compiled our site's complete coverage of the festival into a table of contents, accompanied by several excellent articles from Champaign's newspaper, The News-Gazette. Our special edition of Thumbnails features additional coverage of the festival published at Variety, the Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Illini, Smile Politely and more. So grab some popcorn and join us in reliving the highlights of Ebertfest 2017.
Reviews of "Bobbi Jene," "Spettacolo," "Spookers" and "Unarmed Verses" at Hot Docs 2017.
Reviews of "Whitney: Can I Be Me," "You're Soaking in It," "A Bastard Child" and "Shingal, Where Are You?" at Hot Docs 2017.
Reviews of "Bee Nation," "Communion" and "Tiger Spirit" at Hot Docs 2017.
An interview with Theo Anthony, director of "Rat Film."
Honorees remember Roger Ebert; Watch harder at Ebertfest; Up close and personal with Norman Lear; "Being There" embodies politics, power; Filmmakers embrace critic's sense of empathy.
A report on the final day of Ebertfest 2017.