Rarely has a remake felt more contractually obligated than the 2015 version of Poltergeist.
Patrick Z. McGavin is a Chicago-based writer and critic. His film writing has appeared in the British magazine Empire, Stop Smiling, Time Out Chicago, Cineaste and LA Weekly. He also maintains the film blog, http://lightsensitive.typepad.com/light-sensitive.
On the wealth of new books and materials about Orson Welles on his 100th birthday.
An examination of the influence of Antonioni's "L'avventura" on "Clouds of Sils Maria" and "About Elly", both opening this week.
An appreciation of Manoel de Oliveira on his passing.
The RogerEbert.com pick for the Best Adapted Screenplay of 2015.
An interview with Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, director of the Grand Jury Prize-winning "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."
An interview with Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, who came to Sundance this year with two films, "Stockholm, PA" and "Brooklyn."
A feature article on "Black or White," including interviews with Kevin Costner, Anthony Mackie and director Mike Binder.
An interview with Gabe Polsky, director of "Red Army," which just played at the Chicago International Film Festival.
The legacy and impact of Roger Ebert will forever be a part of the Telluride Film Festival, which hosted a screening of "Life Itself" this year.