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Respect (2021)
Monster (2021)
Cats (2019)
Sandy Wexler (2017)
Confirmation (2016)
Chi-Raq (2015)
Lullaby (2014)
Black Nativity (2013)
Winnie Mandela (2013)

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Ebert Club

#413 August 17, 2021

Matt writes: For those moviegoers who feel secure enough to return to movie theaters, there is no picture currently in release that provides a more exuberant "welcome back to the big screen" moment than the very first scene of Leos Carax's latest Cannes prize-winner, "Annette." It's a wildly audacious musical written by the Sparks Brothers that stars Adam Driver in a tour de force performance as a deeply disturbed (and disturbing) comedian in love.

Festivals & Awards

Fresh cinematic air at 7,000 ft.

Today at Sundance I wandered aimlessly around a supermarket picking up different cheeses and putting them back down. I can never decide on a brie.

Cheese-less I journeyed to a bustling main street (a very steep hill) where altitude-acclimated rich ladies breezed by me in furry hats and sunglasses. They were having a good time.

Ebert Club

#135 September 26, 2012

Marie writes: It's no secret that most Corporations are evil - or at the very least, suck big time. And while I have no actual proof, I'm fairly certain there is a special level of Dante's Hell reserved just for them. (Map of Dante's Hell.)That being the case, when my younger brother Paul wrote me about a cool project sponsored by Volkswagen, I was understandably wary and ready to denounce it sight-unseen as self-serving Corporate shyte. As luck would have it however, I was blessed at birth with curiosity and which got the better of me and why I took a look. For what I found was nothing less than extraordinary....

Festivals & Awards

Smilin' through with Mike Leigh

TORONTO -- Mike Leigh is 65 years old and universally acclaimed as one of the leading British directors, although "Happy-Go-Lucky" is only his tenth theatrical feature sine 1971. There's a reason for that. He went another 17 years before making "High Hopes" in 1998, although he kept busy with BBC films and stage work. His problem was, he couldn't get financing to make a film without a screenplay, and he famously has two conditions to make a film: (1) No outside interference, and (2) the screenplay is devised in collaboration with the actors, after the project has started.

Festivals & Awards

Who wants to be a slumdog?

TORONTO, Ont.--Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" hits the ground and never stops running. After its first press screening early Saturday morning, it became a leading contender for the all-important Audience Award, which is the closest thing the Toronto Film Festival has to a top prize. And an Oscar best picture nomination is a definite possibility.