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The lists of best films of 2017.
Matt writes: With so many potential Oscar contenders vying for one's attention this season, I'd like to take a moment and recommend one that I absolutely loved. It is "Novitiate," a brilliantly acted and provocative drama written and directed by Margaret Betts. It revolves around a group of young women training to be nuns while under the strict guidance of their Reverend Mother (played by Melissa Leo in an Oscar-worthy performance). The ensemble includes some of the finest emerging talent in modern cinema, including Margaret Qualley, Liana Liberato, Morgan Saylor and Maddie Hasson. The film is currently in limited release and should definitely be sought out.
Matt writes: Annette Insdorf's new book, Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes, will be released next month by the Columbia University Press.
A recap of the latest New York Film Festival and review of Woody Allen's newest film after its world premiere there.
A list of films and special events to check out when attending this year's Chicago International Film Festival.
A dispatch from the New York Film Festival with works by Agnes Varda, Isabelle Huppert, and Vanessa Redgrave.
A report on some good films coming your way from Telluride and Toronto this year.
On the Ebert Filmmakers Tribute Lunch to Wim Wenders.
A look back at the films and faces seen at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival.
Premieres at this weekend's Telluride Film Festival include the latest from Alexander Payne, Errol Morris, Greta Gerwig, Angelina Jolie, Guillermo del Toro and more.
An interview with filmmaker and critic Bertrand Tavernier about his new film, "My Journey Through French Cinema."
The annual awards from RogerEbert.com are announced.
A preview of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
An excerpt from the April 2017 issue of online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room about the films of Paul Verhoeven.
In search of a more inclusive look at the best directors of all time.
An extensive look at what films will be playing the 22nd "Rendez-Vous with French Cinema," which runs from March 1-12 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater in New York.
Roger's Favorites: Agnès Varda in honor of her Ebert Tribute with Cameron Bailey at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 10, 2016
Legendary actress talks about her acting career and making films with Jean-Luc Godard.
A celebration of actresses Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg in anticipation of an upcoming series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in NYC.
A shorts program that includes work by Jean-Luc Godard, Agnes Varda and Jean Renoir.
Critic Carrie Rickey traces the evolution of women on film and behind the camera over the course of her career writing about film.
French New Wave star Bernadette Lafont passed away July 25th. Lisa Nesselson writes about this bold, amazing actress.
Susan Seidelman has been making films for over 30 years. Her work includes "Desperately Seeking Susan," the pilot for "Sex and the City," and her new sports comedy "The Hot Flashes." Her story is the story of women in Hollywood: a study in creativity, courage and strength. A profile by RogerEbert.com's Christy Lemire.
Barbara Scharres reports on the winners at the Cannes Film Festival.