A Letter to Momo
Even scenes that work, such as a climax on a rain-soaked bridge, feel like they could have been trimmed by a few hand-drawn frames. Maybe…
Scout Tafoya's latest edition of "The Unloved" makes the case for William Friedkin's "Sorcerer," a 1977 box office bomb that is already coming in for critical re-evaluation.
Some useful advice to young critics.
RogerEbert.com editor-in-chief Matt Zoller Seitz announces his next director book, about Oliver Stone.
"Transcendence" is a serious science fiction movie filled with big ideas and powerful images, but it never quite coheres, and the end is a copout.
Jayson Blair is the living embodiment of the great conundrum sentence: "Everything I say is a lie."
The most important thing Roger Ebert taught me.
Is "Under the Skin," in which Scarlett Johansson plays a mysterious creature luring men into a fatal mating dance, a brilliant science fiction movie? Or is it a pretentious gloss on a very old story about men's fear of women, and women's discomfort with their own allure?
Owen Gleiberman's sacking as lead film critic of Entertainment Weekly — part of a ritual bloodletting of staffers at the magazine – marks the end of an era.
Scout Tafoya's video series on underrated films continues with "Ishtar".
Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is a modern blockbuster, full of the visual and aural and narrative tics and cliches we expect from modern blockbusters, but at the same time it's ferociously and sometimes strangely original: a work of fervor, as grandiose and obsessive as its Biblical hero.