Scarlett Johansson is an intriguing blank in Luc Besson's "Lucy," which is stranded somewhere between a stranger-in-a-strange-land action thriller and apocalyptic science fiction.
A native of Chicago, Sam lives and works in San Francisco as a journalist and student at San Francisco State University. He's the founder of Movie Mezzanine, residential film critic for SF Bay and member of the OFCS. He also happens to be (consistently) illogically idealistic about everything (save for politics).
An interview with Karina Longworth, the former chief film critic for LA Weekly, now the host of "You Must Remember This."
A conversation with the Gia Coppola, the young director of Palo Alto.
Sam Fragoso chats with Kim Robeson, an Ebertfest lover who has been coming since the very first year.
Defining the Midwest. Digging for lost art; Donald Sterling makes some racist comments; A spike in men rape rates; Advice to film critics.
A recap of the latest Silicon Valley episode; Hollywood scandals in the new era; Movie magic in the 21s century; Summer film anticipation guide; Ebertfest coverage.
Sam Fragoso reports on the Eberfest screening of Jason Reitman's "Young Adult" with Patton Oswalt.
The unveiling of the Roger Ebert sculpture at the 16th annual Ebertfest.
Minda Kaling; A Japanese remake of Sideways; Superblogs and entertainment journalism; An interview with legendary documentarians; Paul Schneider interview.
Lindsay Lohan's reality show; Portlandia stars on This Is Spinal Tap; Aaron Sorkin apologizes for The Newsroom; CriticWire survey; Hollywood has a major problem.
The King of Comedy and Ms. 45; The one good Wayans brother movie; Looking back at the Richard Boone Show; Manny Farber and James Agee; A review of God's Not Dead.