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

RogerEbert.com

Thumb set it up 2018

Set It Up

A solid romantic comedy with sharp dialogue, amusing characters, and a few surprises up its sleeve.

Thumb tag poster

Tag

A lazy, vulgar celebration of White Male American Dumbness.

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
Channel Archives
Primary wttw 1429044923

Newton Minow Special Airing on WTTW

The extraordinary life of Newton Minow, former FCC Chairman and a trailblazer in both television and politics, is the subject of a special airing on WTTW various times over the next couple months. According to the WTTW website, "Newton Minow: An American Story" " traces a transformative time in American life through the story of a man who has played a pivotal role in its most challenging moments." 

"Through World War II, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisisin elevating television to higher standards and empowering today's satellite communication—while engaging in the struggle for civil rights and peace in Vietnam—and in offering wise counsel to Presidents, politicians, academia and corporate leaders—Newton Minow remains a fierce advocate for the common good. His story is the American story: a journey toward liberty and justice for all."

Mr. Minow's daughter, Nell, is a film critic and contributor at RogerEbert.com, and has also been praised for being one of the most influential people in corporate governance. The special airs three times over Mother's Day weekend. For specific times and network info, visit the WTTW site.

The special is part of the inCommon with Mike Leonard series, and is available to view on the WTTW website as well. Click to watch below. 

Advertisement

Popular Blog Posts

Five Ways to Save Star Wars

The suggestions in this article are worth 10 billion dollars.

Dark Souls Remastered Wants to Make You Cry This Summer

A review of Dark Souls Remastered, a game so good it will make you cry.

Thumbnails Special Edition: Where Are Our Diverse Voices in Film Criticism

A special edition of Thumbnails spotlighting the efforts being made to amplify diverse voices in film criticism follo...

Reveal Comments
comments powered by Disqus