The House That Jack Built
Ultimately, it’s more of an inconsistent cry into the void than the conversation starter it could have been.
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Chaz Ebert reveals her list of movies from 2018 to see before awards season 2019.
A special edition of Thumbnails celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
“A Quiet Place” is John Krasinski’s breakthrough as a triple-threat entertainer, but it’s been a long time coming.
A countdown of our most anticipated films coming this winter.
Disney previewed their upcoming live-action features during this year's D23 Expo.
This seasoned triumvirate of talent deserves their recognition in a competitive year.
A piece on extending the conversation about diversity at the Oscars to include all minorities.
How comedy soared in 2015; "Star Wars" among Top 10 Films of 2015; Mark Ulano on "The Hateful Eight"; Carrie Fisher remains riotously off-message; Roger Deakins on "Sicario."
Contributors to RogerEbert.com each list their favorite films of 2015.
Nighthawks at the cinema; Rebecca Parrish on "Radical Grace"; Suicide harder to read than murder; John Carpenter on "Vampires"; "Sicario" not yet a reality.
A video interview with "Sicario" stars Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin.
Cinema unlocks man's coma; Psychology of Voldemort; Edward Zwick on "Pawn Sacrifice"; Dann Gire on "Sicario"; "Happy Birthday" copyright invalidated by judge.
An overview of the films that will be theatrically released in the 2015 fall season.
A report on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's August 13th, 2015 Grants Gala.
Ben Kenigsberg hazards a few guesses as to what the Coen brothers' jury might pick.
A Cannes report on new films by Denis Villenueve and Zhang-ke Jia.
A look at recent releases on Netflix and Blu-ray, including "Life Itself," "Annie," "Into the Woods," "The Lady From Shanghai," and more.
A personal recap of the 2015 Critics Choice Movie Awards.
A piece on the first wave of critics groups awards and some predictions for SAG and the Golden Globe nominees.
Sam Fragoso talks to Lynn Shelton about improvisation, her first time directing a script written by someone else
For serious cinema fans, romantic comedy have become dirty words in the post-Meg Ryan era. That's what makes the films of Seattle-based indie writer-director Lynn Shelton so refreshing: They're romantic and comedic without ever being formulaic.
At their big D23 Expo event, Disney unleashed some stars and a lot of tantalizing info about live action films.
Marie writes: The Ebert Club Newsletter is now three years old! And the occasion calls for some cake - but not just any old cake, as it's also now officially Spring! And that means flowers, butterflies and ladybugs too. Smile.
At night, the ski slopes of Park City, Utah, are lit so beautifully they look like screens awaiting a projection from the sky. A moviegoer attending Sundance Film Festival couldn't wish for a better backdrop for a long trek home after the final movie of the day is over. Even if the film happened to be lousy, those huge mid-air patches of white seem to hint that the good stuff is yet to come.
I think my very favorite thing in Rian Johnson's "Looper" is a squiggly cloud. It hangs there in the sky above a cornfield and you can't help but notice it. Which is good, because this is a time-travel movie and the cloud comes in handy later when something happens again in this same spot and the cloud tells you what time it is. Thanks to that cloud, you know this is a re-run.
In one version of the present-future-past, Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) shoots his future self (Bruce Willis) and in another he doesn't. I couldn't remember why that happened at first just now, but then it came back to me. Johnson brought in Shane Carruth, writer-director of the meticulously planned and way more convoluted time-travel thriller "Primer" (2004) to do some special effects work, which indicates to me that RJ is fairly serious about his science-fiction. (He also wrote and directed "Brick" and "The Brothers Bloom," both of which contain some nifty, well-plotted twists.)
(Update: Here's a "Looper" timeline/infographic.)