Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Despite flashes of inspiration, this sequel to the unexpectedly compelling Maleficent can't seem to get out of its own way.
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Veronica Cartwright on "The Field"; Musso & Frank turns 100, Silent films' universally accessible power; 'Mrs. Maisel' actresses battle restraints on women; In defense of "The Fanatic."
A dispatch from Toronto on three foreign films.
Our Managing Editor and staff give some love to Music Box on its 90th birthday.
An article about The Fugitive returning to Chicago's Music Box Theatre for the venue's 90th anniversary.
Bong Joon-ho's class satire is the first South Korean film to win the Palme d'Or.
Two more premieres from Cannes - new films from Marco Bellocchio & Arnaud Desplechin.
A tribute to Doris Day.
A review of a new biography by Patrick McGilligan about the legendary Mel Brooks.
A tribute to the legendary B-movie writer and director, Larry Cohen.
An interview with the director Piercing and an examination of its influences.
The newest on Blu-ray and streaming, including First Man and The Hate U Give.
A tribute to the legendary writer, editor, and publisher of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee.
A celebration of Brian De Palma's Sisters, on the occasion of a new Blu-ray release from the Criterion Collection.
What if James Dean lived into the ‘60s and worked primarily with French New Wave directors?
A review of two films that played at CIFF on William Friedkin and Buster Keaton.
A dispatch from the 2018 Reykjavík International Film Festival, featuring reviews of Milko Lazarov’s "Ága" and Yann Gonzalez’s "Knife + Heart."
Matt writes: On August 2nd, Chaz Ebert announced that RogerEbert.com is gender balancing its regular rotation of film critics. Nell Minow, Monica Castillo and Tomris Laffly join Sheila O’Malley and Christy Lemire to round out the website’s roster of female critics to achieve a fifty-fifty split of five women and five men. The site also will publish more frequent contributions by diverse critics, including Castillo and Odie Henderson, who bring valued perspectives from their Cuban- and African-American roots. Minow has also been appointed the website's first female assistant editor.
A look back at the 1946 Powell & Pressburger film, which has now received a special 4K restoration from the Criterion Collection.
An interview with Laurent Bouzereau, director of "Five Came Back" and numerous documentaries on Spielberg, Hitchcock and other iconic filmmakers.
If all blockbuster-sized entertainments were even half as ambitious and ingenious as these films have been, moviegoers would be infinitely better off.
A body of work at once austere, beautiful, tactile, allusive and deeply generous.
An interview with Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, stars and co-writers of "Blindspotting."
The irony of being destroyed by the thing you helped create would not have been lost on a studio responsible for some of the finest film versions of Frankenstein.
The latest on Blu-ray and DVD including Coco, Darkest Hour, Murder on the Orient Express, and The Florida Project!
A review and appreciation of Joe Dante's Matinee, on Special Edition Blu-ray this week.