Matt writes: Labor Day weekend has kicked off the official start of awards season, with film festivals in Venice and Telluride currently underway and Toronto following close behind on September 5th. Go to RogerEbert.com over the next couple weeks for our daily dispatches, beginning with Glenn Kenny's coverage of the Venice Film Festival, including his enticing preview and review of Roman Polanski's latest film, "J'Accuse."
While the gun barrel sequences in James Bond films have not changed a great deal visually, one element that has evolved constantly is the music.
Matt writes: In celebration of Roger Ebert's 76th birthday on June 18th, Chaz Ebert shared a video of her late husband's extraordinary speech, which he delivered on April 4th, 1994. The speech was broadcast as part of Colorado Public Television's "11th Hour" series, a program dedicated to recording the words of wisdom left by distinguished individuals for future generations.
Filmmaker Ira Sachs ("Forty Shades of Blue," "Little Men") talks about the impact of his first feature, “The Delta,” on his life and career, and the lessons he drew from its production.
The latest on Blu-ray, including "American Honey," "Sully," "Snowden" and "The Magnificent Seven."
A celebration of Brian De Palma's "Carrie" on the occasion of its 40th anniversary and a new Collector's Edition Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.
Ben Kenigsberg introduces the Cannes Film Festival's sidebars and discusses Pablo Larrain's "Neruda."