Some of it is too broad, and I wish it dug a little deeper at times, but this is one of those rare inspirational films…
Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor-in-Chief of RogerEbert.com. He is also the TV critic for New York Magazine and Vulture.com, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism. His writing on film and television has appeared in The New York Times, Salon.com, The New Republic and Sight and Sound. Seitz is the founder and original editor of the influential film blog The House Next Door, now a part of Slant Magazine, and the co-founder and original editor of Press Play, an IndieWire blog of film and TV criticism and video essays.
A Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker, Seitz has written, narrated, edited or produced over a hundred hours’ worth of video essays about cinema history and style for The Museum of the Moving Image, Salon.com and Vulture, among other outlets. His five-part 2009 video essay Wes Anderson: The Substance of Style was spun off into the hardcover book The Wes Anderson Collection. This book and its follow-up, The Wes Anderson Collection: Grand Budapest Hotel were New York Times bestsellers.
Other Seitz books include Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion, The Oliver Stone Experience, and TV (The Book). He is currently working on a novel, a children's film, and a book about the history of horror, co-authored with RogerEbert.com contributor Simon Abrams.
Why the Editors of RogerEbert.com chose today's 13 reviews to represent the breadth and talent of Roger Ebert on the anniversary of his passing.
30 Minutes on the latest by Jeff Nichols ("Take Shelter," "Mud").
I cannot in good conscience endorse the event at this moment by adding my name to the program.
The RogerEbert.com staff pick for the Oscar for the Best Picture of 2015.
A brief consideration of Michael and Mark Polish's Northfork, which will play Ebertfest 2016.
Art is not an endurance test.
The greatest Man Cave movie of the last 10 years, made to be viewed from a black leather sofa.
A brief consideration of "Taxi Driver," still Scorsese's masterpiece.
Billy Wilder's groundbreaking comedy-drama still has the power to wound.
A peculiar film, poised somewhere between satire and dream logic.