A rough and unsparing film.
That’s when you know a movie is really working. When it reduces grown men to single syllables.
Roger Ebert on James Ivory's "Howards End".
"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…
by Chaz Ebert
An article about Jackson Murphy's LCJ Chairathon 2017 scheduled for Tuesday, August 8th.
In trying to shake-off the political blues, an article highlighting various things that bring me joy.
by Matt Zoller Seitz
As much as can be said about Louis Malle's jazzy French noir in 30 minutes.
by Seongyong Cho
Far flung correspondent Seongyong Cho writes about a warm contemporary romance drama from South Korea.
by Jana Monji
In 2017, Asians and Asian Americans and, indeed, all minorities, need to be more than local color or types who can be easily replaced.
by Nell Minow
The director and star of "Patti Cake$" talk about New Jersey accents, rapping, acting advice and more.
by Nick Allen
An interview with director duo Benny and Joshua Safdie about their latest gritty New York story, "Good Time."
Named after the David Cronenberg film, this is the blog of former RogerEbert.com editor Jim Emerson, where he has chronicled his enthusiasms and indulged his whims since 2005. Favorite subjects include evidence-based movie criticism, cinematic form and style, comedy, logical reasoning, language, journalism, technology, epistemology and fun. No topic is off-limits, but critical thinking is required.
I lied. I wasn't able to post from the Conference on World Affairs. It was all too much. Now I have to sleep.
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