Just Getting Started
Just Getting Started never really gets going. It only kept me thinking, “Is this ever just going to finish?”
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Ben Kenigsberg makes his predictions for the 2017 Cannes awards.
An interview with Alexandre O. Philippe, director of "78/52," at Hot Docs 2017.
A review of the new mini-series "When We Rise," which starts tonight on ABC.
A look at the artists of two documentaries about women who took other identities.
A preview of the upcoming 2016 Chicago French Film Festival, which runs July 22 - 28 at the Music Box Theater.
A preview of the 2016 version of the Chicago film lovers' event, including more than two dozen Chicago premieres.
A review of the latest from Jeff Nichols from Berlinale 2016.
A review of Tim Sutton's "Dark Night" from Sundance.
A preview of the 33rd Reeling: Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival.
A table of contents of Cannes 2015 coverage by Barbara Scharres.
A review of Nanni Moretti's latest from Cannes.
Barbara Scharres reports from Cannes 2015 on a disastrous screening of Gus Van Sant's "The Sea of Trees."
Ben Kenigsberg plans to look beyond the mainstream at this year's festival.
A curtain raiser for the 2015 iteration of the Cannes Film Festival.
A look at Kimberly Pierce's 2013 version of "Carrie."
A recap of the new releases on Netflix, On Demand, and Blu-ray/DVD, including "Snowpiercer," "Maleficent," "Nightbreed," "F For Fake" and "La Dolce Vita."
A review of FOX's disappointing "Gracepoint" and CBS's horrendous "Stalker."
A dispatch from the 2014 NYFF, including "Hill of Freedom," "The Princess of France," "Life of Riley" and "Two Shots Fired."
May 2014 Blu-rays of note.
Highlights and schedule for the 2014 Chicago Critics Film Festival.
Author Joyce Maynard talks about teaching Jason Reitman to bake a pie, writing a romance about a mother, and seeing the stories she writes as a film in her imagination.
"Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era" is a remarkable collection of reviews and essays from critic Peter Rainer. This essay on film noir and neo-noir is excerpted from the book.
Marie writes: Last week, in response to a club member comment re: whatever happened to Ebert Club merchandize (turned out to be too costly to set up) I had promised to share a free toy instead - an amusement, really, offered to MailChimp clients; the mail service used to send out notices. Allow me to introduce you to their mascot...
Marie writes: For those unaware, it seems our intrepid leader, the Grand Poobah, has been struck by some dirty rotten luck..."This will be boring. I'll make it short. I have a slight and nearly invisible hairline fracture involving my left femur. I didn't fall. I didn't break it. It just sort of...happened to itself." - Roger
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