In Memoriam 1942 – 2013 “Roger Ebert loved movies.”

RogerEbert.com

Thumb_zookeepers_wife

The Zookeeper's Wife

Has many lovely and moving moments but fails to capture the many layers of this unique story, relying instead on plainly-stated metaphors.

Other Reviews
Review Archives
Thumb_xbepftvyieurxopaxyzgtgtkwgw

Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

Other Reviews
Great Movie Archives
Other Articles
Chaz's Journal Archives
Other Articles
Blog Archives

The Altman connection?

From: John Linko, Grand Junction, CO

I agree with you entirely that "Crash" deserved the win and that all of the films were truly gems this year. My personal feeling as to why "Crash" won is the nature and structure of the film, in conjunction to the Academy honoring Robert Altman, the master of the ensemble-cast, interweaving-plot type of film. "Crash" evoked memories of "Nashville", "Short Cuts", and even "Pret-a Porter," but also was very similar to PT Anderson's "Magnolia".

Advertisement

Popular Blog Posts

Who do you read? Good Roger, or Bad Roger?

This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr...

Reveal Comments
comments powered by Disqus