Nothing here deserves to be characterized as morbid. Indeed, quite the opposite.
Susan Wloszczyna spent much of her nearly 30 years at USA TODAY as a senior entertainment reporter doing her dream job: Visiting the New Zealand film set of "The Lord of the Rings," being a zombie extra in George Romero’s "Land of the Dead" and interviewing countless show biz figures including icons (Vincent Price, Shirley Temple, Peter O’Toole, Mr. Rogers), A-list stars (George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Sandra Bullock, Denzel Washington) and big-name filmmakers (Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Jane Campion, Nancy Meyers, Spike Lee, Wes Anderson and Alexander Payne).
Her positions at the newspaper included being a film reviewer for twelve years as well as the Life section copy desk chief. Now unchained from the grind of daily journalism, she is ready to view the world of movies with fresh eyes.
A report from a special Washington D.C. premiere of "Jackie," featuring a Q&A with director Pablo Larraín and Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman.
A look at the films expected to dominate this year's Oscar race and the narrative scope they share.
A look at this past weekend's Middleburg Film Festival in Middleburg, VA.
A look at this year's competition for Best Actress.
A new memoir from Oscar-nominated actor Bryan Cranston takes readers beyond a pursuit of fame and fortune.
An interview with Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o about "Queen of Katwe."
A look at how Venice, Telluride and Toronto helped form this year's awards season.
Writers at RogerEbert.com pick their favorite cinematic remedies to elevate their moods.
A tribute to the late comedy mastermind, Garry Marshall.