Matt writes: June 18th, 2022, marked what would've been Roger Ebert's eightieth birthday. In celebration of his legacy, we republished the 2014 Google+ Hangout event honoring Roger that featured RogerEbert.com publisher Chaz Ebert, Werner Herzog, Steve James, Alan Polsky, Anne Thompson, Matt Zoller Seitz, Ali Arikan, Sam Fragoso, Josh Golden, Kartina Richardson and the late John Singleton.
A compilation of reviews by Roger Ebert of Black filmmakers, published in honor of his birthday and in anticipation of Black Writers Week 2022.
Matt writes: On April 28th, the movie world lost a true giant: filmmaker John Singleton, whose 1991 masterpiece, "Boyz N the Hood," remains one of the most astonishing feature debuts in cinema history. Roger Ebert awarded the picture four stars, writing that it was one of "the best American films of recent years." Roger's thoughts regarding the entirety of Singleton's career were detailed in a special compilation by Nick Allen, while Odie Henderson penned a deeply moving obituary for the trailblazing auteur. I was among the writers at RogerEbert.com who paid tribute to Singleton in a separate article, "Breaking Barriers."