Creed II falls victim to the sins of sequelitis—it’s bigger, louder and more grandiose than its predecessor—yet manages to right itself by not losing focus…
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A dispatch from the 2018 Reykjavík International Film Festival covering Sergey Loznitsa's "Donbass" and a Swim-in-Cinema screening of Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element."
An interview with Terry Gilliam, director of "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote."
A tribute to the great journalist, Tom Wolfe.
Brian Doan enters the Twilight Zone.
Writer/director Amy Heckerling takes a look back at her career.
An essay about "Moonrise Kingdom" and childhood from the May 2017 edition of online magazine, Bright Wall/Dark Room.
A personal piece on gun culture, as reflected in Tim Sutton's new film, "Dark Night."
An appreciation for Robert Zemeckis' 1992 dark comedy "Death Becomes Her," now available on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.
A review of the Blu-ray of “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens”
A piece on how Deadpool could bring back the R-rated blockbuster and when it really mattered.
A look back at the five "Die Hard" movies.
An overview of the films that will be theatrically released in the 2015 fall season.
An obituary for film icon Jerry Weintraub.
The case against innocent bystanders; John McTiernan's "Basic"; Cause of addiction has been discovered; Remembering Dusty Rhodes; J.J. Abrams on Dick Smith.
An appreciation of Brad Bird's "The Iron Giant" on its 15th anniversary.
Paul Apted dies; The neo-liberal rhetoric of trauma; Universe may be a hologram; Skyler Page out of Cartoon Network; Indie filmmakers in conversation.
Sheila writes: Welcome to the "Life Itself" Special Edition of the Ebert Club newsletter! The film, directed by Steve James, opens on July 4 in select cities (and on demand), with more dates and cities to follow. You will find more information about that below, as well as an exclusive for the newsletter: an interview with Ebert Club member Greg Salvatore, who won tickets to the L.A. premiere of "Life Itself" at the Google+ Hangout held on Roger's birthday. He was generous enough to share his thoughts with us and let us experience the L.A. premiere vicariously. There's lots more below. Here is the official trailer for "Life Itself."
On June 21, 2014, “Life Itself” opened the Hamptons Film Festival at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York. RogerEbert.com publisher Chaz Ebert and editor-in-chief Matt Zoller Seitz were guests at the event and participated in a post-screening Q&A with Alec Baldwin and Hamptons Film Festival artistic director David Nugent afterward.
Scout Tafoya's series on critically reviled but substantive movies continues with Peter Bogdanovich's 1975 musical "At Long Last Love."
We're counting down twelve great movie scenes set around Christmas. Here is the first batch, with #12 through #9.
"The Wes Anderson Collection" video essay series finishes with a look at the director's 2012 hit "Moonrise Kingdom," the tale of a young love that throws a small community into turmoil.
Peter Sobczynski ranks 27 films by Brian De Palma.
"Die Hard", which was released 25 years ago today, might be the most widely-imitated action film of all time. Who would have thought that a glorified deal memo would turn out to be a classic?
What happens when actors play themselves? Something funny, and often magical, as this Leigh Singer supercut proves. Text by Matt Zoller Seitz.