Matt writes: In light of the anti-racism protests that have swept our nation, triggered by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police, it is a perfect time to revisit Spike Lee's 1992 masterpiece, "Malcolm X." In addition to Roger Ebert's four-star review of the epic film, as well as his interviews with Lee and the film's star, Denzel Washington, be sure to read the new essay penned by our Far Flung Correspondent, Omer M. Mozaffar, in which he hails the movie as a "timeless sermon."
Matt writes: Over this past Fourth of July weekend, we were saddened to learn of the passing of an enormously influential icon in the Chicago film community, Milos Stehlik (1949-2019), co-founder of Facets Multimedia, who passed away on Saturday at age 70. Chaz Ebert hailed him as one of cinema's biggest advocates and humanitarians.
Premieres at this weekend's Telluride Film Festival include the latest from Alexander Payne, Errol Morris, Greta Gerwig, Angelina Jolie, Guillermo del Toro and more.
An interview about Combatants For Peace, empathy, compassion and forgiveness with Stephen Apkon, director of "Disturbing the Peace."