Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
While the original Harry Potter saga achieved a magnificent balance between the heart-pounding and the thought-provoking, the Fantastic Beasts spin-off universe still struggles to find…
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A deep dive into the acting career of Glenn Close, celebrating a performer who gets more out of stillness than almost any other actor.
An interview with two stars and the director of the new film, "The Wife."
An interview with Terry Gilliam, director of "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote."
Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Shoplifters" took the Palme d'Or and Asia Argento reiterated her allegations against Harvey Weinstein at the awards ceremony.
An appreciation of the Disney film "Something Wicked This Way Comes."
The screenings of "De-Lovely," "Pleasantville," "Varieté" and "July and Half of August" at Ebertfest 2017.
The screenings of "Hysteria," "The Handmaiden" and "Elle" at Ebertfest 2017.
A look at how Ebertfest 2017 films like "Elle" and "The Handmaiden" engaged female sexuality.
An article announcing the final slate of films scheduled to be screened at Ebertfest 2017.
FX's "Taboo" may not be for everyone but Tom Hardy fans will rejoice.
Some of our favorite performances of 2016.
The latest and greatest on Netflix, On Demand and Blu-ray/DVD, including "Insurgent," "The Water Diviner," "The People Under the Stairs" and "Night and the City".
A look at recent releases on Netflix and Blu-ray, including "Life Itself," "Annie," "Into the Woods," "The Lady From Shanghai," and more.
Lists from our critics and contributors on the best of 2014.
Robert Cameron Fowler, a Roger Ebert Scholarship recipient, reports on ten memorable characters in films form the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Different as these two features may be, "Listen Up Philip" and "The Better Angels" both manage to respectfully pay homage without stripping themselves of their own voices.
Twenty years ago, promising actor River Phoenix died at 23. His last, unfinished film was "reconstructed" and shown at festivals earlier this year. The making of that film was already difficult before his death.
Marie writes: Christmas is almost upon us, and with its impending arrival comes the sound of children running free-range through the snow, while grown-ups do battle indoors in the seasonal quest to find the perfect gift...
Marie writes: "let's see what happens if I tickle him with my stick..."(Photo by Daniel Botelho. Click image to enlarge.)
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO THE EBERT CLUB!
Marie writes: Recently, we enjoyed some nice weather and inspired by the sunshine, I headed out with a borrowed video camera to shoot some of the nature trails up on Burnaby Mountain, not far from where I live. I invariably tell people "I live near Vancouver" as most know where that is - whereas Burnaby needs explaining. As luck would have it though, I found a great shot taken from the top of Burnaby Mountain, where you can not only see where I live now but even Washington State across the Canadian/US border...
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"I realize that most of the turning points in my career were brought about by others. My life has largely happened to me without any conscious plan. I was an indifferent student except at subjects that interested me, and those I followed beyond the classroom, stealing time from others I should have been studying. I was no good at math beyond algebra. I flunked French four times in college. I had no patience for memorization, but I could easily remember words I responded to. In college a chart of my grades resembled a mountain range. My first real newspaper job came when my best friend's father hired me to cover high school sports for the local daily. In college a friend told me I must join him in publishing an alternative weekly and then left it in my hands. That led to the Daily Illini, and that in turn led to the Chicago Sun-Times, where I have worked ever since 1966. I became the movie critic six months later through no premeditation, when the job was offered to me out of a clear blue sky."Visit "I was born inside the movie of my life" to read the opening pages from Roger's forthcoming memoir to be published September 13, 2011.
I have long had trouble enjoying live sporting events, concerts, and stage shows for three reasons. First, I would tire from watching the show from one single angle. Conditioned by movies, I need the variety of angles, the intimacy of close-ups and the sweep of tracking shots. Second, live events will never have the polish of a polished movie. And, third, (more applicable to large stage shows) the dialogue is always too enunciated and thus distant, even when it is "realistic."