"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.
The one complaint I heard the most about Ebertfest this year is that it's too much and too short. Is that a contradiction? Very well, Ebertfest contains contradictions. For now, I'm posting photos. Some concluding thoughts coming soon...
Matt Zoller Seitz subtly assumes the personality of Mickey Rourke's character, on stage after "Barfly."
Original Ebertfest co-conspirator Joan Cohl models the first festival t-shirt designed by Roger Ebert, for the 1990 Hawaii fest.
Still life: "Video Test Pattern with Bordwell."
Far-Flung Correspondents Seongyong Cho, Gerardo Valero, Omar Moore, Grace Wang, Wael Khairy, Michael Mirasol.
Another cross-section: Gerardo, Omar, Wael, me, Michael.
Ali's "Turkey Sandwich": Christy Lemire (AP critic), Ali Arikan (Istanbul FFC), Kim Morgan (Sunset Gun).
All photos by jim emerson, except of course for the one with him in it.
The recent #CancelColbert campaign on Twitter raises all kinds of issues about racism, but also about hashtag activism.
Owen Gleiberman's sacking as lead film critic of Entertainment Weekly — part of a ritual bloodletting of staffers at ...
Richard Roeper reflects on his long friendship and professional association with Roger Ebert.