Matt writes: Carl Reiner, the towering comedic genius responsible for creating "The Dick Van Dyke Show," died last week at the age of 98. He remained uproarious and brilliant to the very end, and there's no question that his work will keep us entertained for the next 2000 years. Two days before his passing, he tweeted, “Nothing pleases me more than knowing that I have lived the best life possible by having met & marrying the gifted Estelle (Stella) Lebost—who partnered with me in bringing Rob, Annie & Lucas Reiner into this needy & evolving world.” Be sure to read Nell Minow's tribute to Reiner as well as Donald Liebenson's recent interview with the television icon.
An annotated table of contents including content both new and republished featured on RogerEbert.com in allegiance with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Matt writes: One of the best-loved films of this year's awards season is Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, Little Women. In addition to Tomris Laffly's four-star review, make sure to check out Ally Johnson's appreciation of filmmaker Gillian Armstrong (who helmed the beloved 1994 adaptation) as well as Katherine Tulich's exclusive video interview (embedded below) with Gerwig and her leading lady, Saiorse Ronan.
An announcement of passes going on sale Friday, November 1st, for the next Ebertfest Film Festival that takes place April 15-18, 2020, in Champaign, Illinois.
Chaz Ebert shares her thoughts on Ron Howard's new documentary, "Pavarotti," and presents an appreciation of the Lyric Opera.
An article announcing the Aretha Franklin documentary, "Amazing Grace," as the opening night selection for Ebertfest 2019.
Matt writes: Last week, we mourned the death of Aretha Franklin, the inimitable Queen of Soul who left behind a towering legacy of immortal music when she passed away at age 76. Odie Henderson penned a wonderful tribute to the legend, while various contributors at RogerEbert.com joined Chaz Ebert in offering their own reflections on her extraordinary life and career.