Like listening to someone else tell you about their dream.
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Chaz Ebert reveals her Top Ten (PLUS) Films of 2019.
A collection of the reviews given our highest possible grade in 2019.
A recap of the best of the 2019 AFI Film Festival.
A review of the new Apple show starring Jason Momoa from creator Steven Knight.
An extensive preview of the films being shown at the 55th annual Chicago International Film Festival.
A dozen of the best films of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Ebert Fellow Whitney Spencer reviews Chinonye Chukwu's Clemency, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Reviews of two incredible new films that are part of Sundance's U.S. Dramatic competition.
A look ahead at the 112 films that will play the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019.
A look back at my Telluride Film Festival Journal from August 28th to September 1st, 2008
An article about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet scheduled for August 9th.
A review of the second season of Netflix's "Luke Cage," which premieres on Friday.
Rosanna Arquette’s 2002 documentary “Searching for Debra Winger” is so much more salient now in light of the recent reckoning, if a little more difficult to watch.
An article about the 2018 nominees of the Golden Globe Awards.
A list of films and special events to check out when attending this year's Chicago International Film Festival.
A review of four U.S. Dramatic Competition films from Sundance 2017, three of which work.
A look at what's coming to theaters this January through April.
The competition titles for Sundance 2017 have been announced.
A report on filmmaker Steve McQueen's Q&A at the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival.
A review of the latest Netflix Marvel series, Luke Cage.
A review of NBC's "State of Affairs," starring Katherine Heigl and Alfre Woodard.
Omer Mozaffar reflects on "12 Years a Slave."
Dan Callahan looks at the career of Alfre Woodard.
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When I watched "The Intouchables" (2011) at the local movie theater several months ago, I got a nagging dissatisfaction with that crowd-pleaser, which was about the warm friendship between a disabled man and a caregiver hired by him. The movie was surely a pleasant drama with two amiable lead performances, but I found it too mild and superficial; it merely loitered around thin stereotypes and worn-out clichés and it went no further than that.
Lawrence Kasdan's "Grand Canyon" didn't make a splash when it opened here in Mexico, and it's not the kind of feature that's ever shown on our TV, so hardly anybody I know has even heard about it. It's not an easy movie to describe. When people ask me about its subject, I say something like "It's about a group of people from Los Angeles living in despair who end up feeling better when they all get together and visit the Grand Canyon." Most of them seem to loose interest but the response of those who do see it is mostly overwhelming.
Watching "The Tree of Life" brought "Grand Canyon" to mind. The films couldn't be more different, but both deal with a search for a deeper meaning in our existence-- a sense of helplessness in trying to place ourselves in the grand scheme of things. They also lack defined plots or conventional structures.