A report on the second day of Ebertfest, which included a massive critic's panel and three very special films.
Matt writes: The 20th anniversary of Ebertfest will kick off tomorrow, April 18th, and run through Sunday, April 22nd, at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois. Andrew Davis' classic edge-of-your-seat thriller, "The Fugitive," will open the festival, which features other beloved titles including "American Splendor" and "The Big Lebowski," as well as such trailblazing filmmakers as Ava DuVernay, Julie Dash, Amma Asante, Martha Coolidge and many more.
Matt writes: The 2018 SXSW Film Festival just wrapped this past weekend and featured a wide array of enticing titles headed for theaters and streaming platforms this year. Check out our table of contents providing reviews penned by Brian Tallerico and Nick Allen of festival selections such as Andrew Haigh's "Lean on Pete," John Krasinski's "A Quiet Place" and Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One"
An interview with David Oyelowo, star and producer of Amma Asante's "A United Kingdom."
A look at how Venice, Telluride and Toronto helped form this year's awards season.
A piece on the wave of new Black women directors, including Gina Prince-Bythewood, Amma Assante, Ava DuVernay and Dee Rees.