Jane Fonda in Five Acts
Director Susan Lacy has the great advantage of a subject whose life has been extensively documented literally since birth.
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An interview with critic Leonard Maltin about his new book, Hooked on Hollywood.
Difficult is a gendered term fueled by the Hollywood machine and maintained by the belief that actresses aren’t responsible for the achievement of their films.
The screenings of "Hysteria," "The Handmaiden" and "Elle" at Ebertfest 2017.
Chaz Ebert provides a preview of the 19th installment of Roger Ebert's Film Festival "Ebertfest" 2017.
Jessica Ritchey answers the Movie Love Questionnaire.
An appreciation of Richard Schickel, Time magazine film critic and prolific film director and book author.
Molly Haskell speaks with Matt Zoller Seitz about "From Reverence to Rape," "Love and Other Infectious Diseases," "Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films" and more.
An in-depth preview of the films, including rarities and restorations, playing in the Noir City: Chicago 8 program at the Music Box Theatre.
Why Viggo Mortensen is off the grid; How Netflix became Hollywood's frenemy; Ted Kotcheff on "First Blood"; Insomnia and philosophy; Bruce Dern at 80.
How the female co-stars of Arnold Schwarzenegger's hit films of the '80s helped change the genre.
A preview of Noir City 7, starting this weekend in Chicago.
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com film critic Odie Henderson.
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com film critic Sheila O'Malley.
An FFC on recent comments by Michael Eisner.
Sheila writes: John Lennon kept a sketchbook throughout his life, filled with little drawings and doodles, and in 1986 Yoko Ono commissioned Oscar-winning animator John Canemaker to make them into a short film. The short film, "The John Lennon Sketchbook" hit Youtube officially on May 15 of this year. The images are accompanied by audio recordings of John and Yoko talking about their relationship, bantering and joking. It's lovely. You can watch the film below.
Sheila writes: Roger Ebert included Orson Welles' 1965 "Chimes at Midnight" in his Great Movies series, writing, in 2006, "It dropped so completely out of sight that there is no video version in America, Britain or France. Preparing to attend the epic production of both parts of Shakespeare's "Henry IV" at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, I wanted to see it again and found it available on DVD from Spain and Brazil. Both versions carry the original English-language soundtrack; the Brazilian disc is clear enough and a thing of beauty. What luck that Welles shot in black-and-white, so there was no color to fade."
Sheila writes: Sundance 2015 just finished and Rogerebert.com contributors were there. They sent in dispatches, and reviews, and interviews with festival participants and it was embarrassment of riches! You can check out the full list of Sundance content here. So many films to look forward to!
Nell Minow responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Writer Dan Callahan responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Nell Minow considers the special place of Barbara Stanwyck among Hollywood's Leading Ladies.
This week we'll be featuring the work of the women who write for RogerEbert.com.
Writer Michał Oleszczyk responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Sheila writes: We're all familiar with the horror movie cliche: someone (usually a woman) is alone, creeped out, and investigating a sound she finds ominous. Naturally, it turns out to be just a cat, but that cat can give a pretty good scare. Thankfully, we now have "Supercut: It's Just a Cat" to get our feline scare-fix all in one place.
One detail of a film—say, the anklet worn by Barbara Stanwyck in "Double Indemnity"—can tell us more than you might think.