Life struck me as several cuts above “meh” but never made me jump out of my seat.
Matt Fagerholm is an Assistant Editor at Ebert
Publishing and is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. He
spent four years writing film reviews and interviews for
HollywoodChicago.com and has contributed to a variety of publications
including Time Out Chicago, The A.V. Club and Magill's Cinema Annual. His writing/editing experience includes serving as Assistant A&E Editor at the Columbia Chronicle and a full-time writer at the Woodstock Independent. He is a monthly guest on Vocalo radio's The Morning AMp program, and is also the founder of Indie Outlook, a blog and podcast featuring
exclusive interviews with some of the most exciting voices in modern
independent filmmaking. Follow him on Twitter at @IndieOutlook.
Jackey Neyman Jones on "Manos: The Hands of Fate"; "Designated Survivor" mixes Trump and Clinton; "Carrie" at 40; Lynchian women; New gatekeepers of self-expression.
An interview with James Redford, director of "Resilience."
An interview with Paul Schrader, director of "Dog Eat Dog."
An article about Ebertfest, Roger Ebert's Film Festival 2017 passes, which are now on sale.
Matt writes: While interviewing the great German director Werner Herzog at this year's Toronto International Film Festival about his stunning new documentary, "Into the Inferno," he explained to his collaborator on the project, volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer, about who Roger Ebert was. “Roger Ebert was the last mammoth alive who was holding the flag for real movies and moviemakers,” he explained. “He was a very valiant soldier of cinema who passed away, and we miss him. It’s over with serious discourse about cinema in the print media and on television. It has been replaced by celebrity news. So we are speaking in his spirit always.”
An interview with Jeff Nichols, writer/director of "Loving."
A night of the living dead to remember; A new black masculinity; Malick breaks his silence; John Candy's children remember their father; Haunted history of Knickerbocker Hotel.
A CIFF 2016 dispatch on Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom's "Bright Lights," Julia Ducournau’s "Raw," and Ken Loach's "I, Daniel Blake."
An interview with Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, director and subject of "Into the Inferno."
A report on filmmaker Steve McQueen's Q&A at the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival.