If Beale Street Could Talk
Jenkins’ decision to let the original storyteller live and breathe throughout If Beale Street Can Talk is a wise one.
* This filmography is not intended to be a comprehensive list of this artist’s work. Instead it reflects the films this person has been involved with that have been reviewed on this site.
A report from last week's 21st Indie Memphis Film Festival, which included new and old favorites.
The latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including Solo, Leave No Trace, and Three Identical Strangers.
A look ahead at the films set to come out in the fall season, starring ten of our most anticipated titles.
On two world premieres from two Oscar nominees, Barry Jenkins and Steve McQueen. They also happen to be two of the best films of 2018.
The 20 films world premiering at the Toronto Film Festival that you can expect to find covered here over the next week, among many others.
An article about PROJECT INVOLVE/Ebert Fellow Melissa Haizlip winning the Audience Award at AFI DOCS 2018 with her film "MR SOUL"
An article about Melissa Haizlip and Samuel D. Pollard's "Mr. SOUL!", screening Saturday, June 16th, at AFI DOCS. And Rory Kennedy's "Above and Beyond: NASA'S Journey to Tomorrow.'
A report on the PBS Press Tour's highlights for the winter and spring of 2018.
An interview with Stephen Cone, writer/director of "Princess Cyd."
An article about Roger Ebert's August 19th induction ceremony into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame at the American Writers Museum and reprint of lovely speech by Milos Stehlik
A review of Netflix's "Dear White People."
"Bad at Dancing" by Joanna Arnow; Frank talk from four female directors; David Schwimmer's #ThatsHarassment campaign; Directors reframing black history; Pulling Baltimore out of poverty.
Sheila O'Malley on the art of Joan Crawford, as displayed in a new restoration of 1952's "Sudden Fear."
An essay on Prince's masculinity, artistry and blackness.
The RogerEbert.com staff's Oscar pick for Best Documentary.
An interview with David Oyelowo, star and producer of Amma Asante's "A United Kingdom."
Four honorees were celebrated during a special luncheon preceding the African American Film Critics Association awards on February 8.
Matt writes: You don't have to be a sports fan to enjoy the spectacle and exhilaration of the Super Bowl, and the same is true of sports films. There are endless uplifting pictures charting the triumph of underdogs in various sports, with football being one of the most crowd-pleasing. Roger Ebert gave favorable reviews to several of them, including Warren Beatty and Buck Henry's very funny 1978 comedy, "Heaven Can Wait," Gurinder Chadha's delightful 2002 dramedy, "Bend It Like Beckham" and Peter Berg's 2004 drama, "Friday Night Lights."
An interview with Raoul Peck, director of "I Am Not Your Negro."
Matt writes: At the end of a year overwhelmed with loss, it was devastating to lose two of the brightest stars in the Hollywood galaxy, a mother and daughter duo for the ages. Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher, each achieved stardom at age 19—the former in 1952’s “Singin’ in the Rain,” the latter in 1977’s “Star Wars.” These pictures will forever stand as two of the all-time greatest entertainments, and Roger Ebert penned Great Movies essays on both of them, claiming that “there is no movie musical more fun” than “Singin’ in the Rain,” while hailing “Star Wars” as a masterpiece that “melded a new generation of special effects with the high-energy action picture.”
A collection of some of our favorite interviews from 2016.
The staff reveals their individual picks for the best films of 2016.