“Understated” isn’t a word you’d ordinarily use to describe a Jerry Bruckheimer production, but that’s surprisingly what 12 Strong ends up being.
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Matt writes: With so many potential Oscar contenders vying for one's attention this season, I'd like to take a moment and recommend one that I absolutely loved. It is "Novitiate," a brilliantly acted and provocative drama written and directed by Margaret Betts. It revolves around a group of young women training to be nuns while under the strict guidance of their Reverend Mother (played by Melissa Leo in an Oscar-worthy performance). The ensemble includes some of the finest emerging talent in modern cinema, including Margaret Qualley, Liana Liberato, Morgan Saylor and Maddie Hasson. The film is currently in limited release and should definitely be sought out.
An obituary for Tobe Hooper.
An in-depth look at an ambitious retrospective at NYC's Film Society of Lincoln Center that celebrates one of cinema's greatest years.
A tribute to the late horror filmmaker, George Romero.
One of the most important and dazzlingly original works by Coppola comes to Criterion Blu-ray.
A celebration of director David Lynch's filmography in anticipation of an upcoming retrospective at the IFC Center in New York.
Jackey Neyman Jones on "Manos: The Hands of Fate"; "Designated Survivor" mixes Trump and Clinton; "Carrie" at 40; Lynchian women; New gatekeepers of self-expression.
A celebration of actor Warren Oates in anticipation of an upcoming retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in NYC.
A gamer defends the film adaptation of "Warcraft."
Roger Ebert reports from the AmFAR charity auction at Cannes.
Roger Ebert reviews David Lynch's "Wild at Heart" at the Cannes Film Festival.
A bunch of 2016 Oscar nominees and must-own Criterion releases just hit Blu-ray. Pick your favorite!
A guide to the latest on Blu-ray, including "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" and "Only Angels Have Wings" (the first time those two movies have ever been in a sentence together).
An appreciation of Jonathan Demme's "The Silence of the Lambs" on its 25th anniversary.
Sheila writes: The great Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki has enthralled audiences for 40 years with his beautiful and sensitive films, filled with supernatural elements, dream-like images, and a vibrant sense of the small moments that make up human existence. Video-essayist Lewis Bond (you can view more of his work here) created a short documentary about Miyazaki called "Hayao Miyazaki: The Essence of Humanity." Here it is, in full. Enjoy!
A piece on Wim Wenders' "The American Friend," released on Blu-ray by Criterion tomorrow.
Members of the RogerEbert.com film community remember the late Haskell Wexler.
An interview with Sir Ben Kingsley, star of "Learning to Drive".
Roger Ebert's essay on film in the 1978 edition of the Britannica publication, "The Great Ideas Today."
Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson remember L.M. "Kit" Carson, who helped them get their start in the movie business.
An appreciation of filmmaker, writer and actor L.M. "Kit" Carson, a singular talent.
Author Peter Biskind revisits four auteurs from the '70s--Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Roman Polanski, and Terrence Malick.
An excerpt from the July 2014 edition of "Bright Wall/Dark Room" on the impact of "Blue Velvet."
Even the Pope loved Eli Wallach; North Korea threatens war over Seth Rogen movie; Remembering Peter de Rome; Dennis Hopper's lost photography; Richard Linklater on "Boyhood"
True story, kind of.