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

RogerEbert.com

Thumb_large_9haql7yi5rligupgnzqg2gewfbf

The Choice

The Choice totally botches its central pairing, to the point where you might find yourself hoping the blandly irksome twosome fail to even get together.

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…

Thumb_jrluxpegcv11ostmz1fqha1bkxq

Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

Other Reviews
Great Movie Archives

An even dumberer list

aced.jpg

That's right -- it's on their list. So are "Amelie," "American Pie," "The Dresser" and "Dumb and Dumber."

A "panel of experts" has compiled for The Guardian a list of 1000 Films To See Before You Die. Apparently, there's no rush. I mean, it's not films you "must see" -- just films "to see." That explains some of the choices. At least it's not restricted to British films, or even English language films. From the introduction:

Out of these million-plus movies, our team of experts has picked what we believe is the essential 1,000 - those that best sum up the dazzling achievement and variety of the movies.

Just don't plan on dying in the next few days, because they're publishing the list alphabetically, one day (and a few letters) at a time. Told you there was no hurry. As I write this, The Committee's selections for A through G have appeared.

P.S. The list, so far, is partly redeemed by the presence of "Devil in a Blue Dress," "Dazed and Confused," "The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years," "Dig!," "Boogie Nights," "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia" and "Le Boucher." And it cites the right "Crash" -- the David Cronenberg one. ("Dead Ringers," too.) On the other hand, there's the smug, frat-boy-naughty "Clerks," the gooey "Ghost" and "The Faculty" -- which just makes me want to throw something out of something else or at something else.

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...

The Unloved, Part 26: "Absolute Beginners"

The latest Unloved looks back at David Bowie and Julien Temple's 1986 collaboration.

Sundance 2016: Being American

A piece on the American experience reflected through four films at the Sundance Film Festival by an Ebert Fellow.

Thumbnails 2/2/16

So tired of slave movies; Abuses in NYC ticketing industry; Rosenbaum on "La belle noiseuse"; Hollywood's Westmore fa...

Reveal Comments
comments powered by Disqus