Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator
It doesn’t say much about abusive charlatans, their enablers, and their victims, that we don’t already know.
* This filmography is not intended to be a comprehensive list of this artist’s work. Instead it reflects the films this person has been involved with that have been reviewed on this site.
An excerpt from Beyond Empowertainment: Feminist Horror and the Struggle for Female Agency, as published by Seventh Row.
A review from Fantasia of a new documentary that celebrates Phantom of the Paradise and its fanbase.
A preview of this year's Fantasia International Film Festival, including our most anticipated movies.
There’s something glorious about being freed from the confines of a pretty rote thriller and simply waiting for De Palma to uncork some rococo bit of violent suspense.
The latest in Scout Tafoya's video essay series about maligned masterpieces celebrates Jaume Collet-Serra's 2009 film, Orphan.
A tribute to Andrea Riseborough's stunning 2018.
Chaz Ebert and the RogerEbert.com group of writers wishes you Happy Holidays!
The latest on streaming and Blu-ray, including Support the Girls, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Galveston, and The Magnificent Ambersons.
An interview with the Oscar-nominated actor about producing and co-starring in Jacques Audiard's unusual Western, The Sisters Brothers.
A dispatch from the 2018 Reykjavík International Film Festival, featuring a review of Benedikt Erlingsson’s "Woman at War," coverage of the Jonas Mekas exhibition and an interview with "Phoenix" director Camilla Strøm Henriksen.
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.
The first five Mission: Impossible movies released on 4K Blu-ray.
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 tribute to the great journalist, Tom Wolfe.
A tribute to the late Margot Kidder.
On two unique films from SXSW, both inspired by classic European horror.
A celebration of Dario Argento's masterpiece and an interview with Jessica Harper.
Matt writes: One of the most praised films on RogerEbert.com this year has been David Lowery's audacious and unforgettable "A Ghost Story," reuniting the director with his "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" stars Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck. Brian Tallerico praised the picture upon his initial viewing of it at Sundance, and programmed it as the closing night selection at this year's Chicago Critics' Film Festival, where it played to a packed house. Tallerico later interviewed Lowery for the site, while Matt Zoller Seitz awarded the film four stars. Also worth a look is Noah Gittel's recent essay on Lowery and the "cinema of narrative displacement."
Reviews of “Maison du Bonheur,” “Becoming Bond,” “78/52” and “Erotica: A Journey Into Female Sexuality” at Hot Docs 2017.
A collection of some of our favorite interviews from 2016.
A celebration of director Paul Verhoeven's filmography in anticipation of an upcoming retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in NYC.
A celebration of Brian De Palma's "Carrie" on the occasion of its 40th anniversary and a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.