Synecdoche, New York
If we don't "go to the movies" in any form, our minds wither and sicken.
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A tribute to John Singleton.
An article about TCM and the African-American Film Critics' Association's (AAFCA) month-long programming initiative, The Black Experience on Film.
Matt writes: Ebertfest 2018 was a resounding success this year, featuring unforgettable conversations with Ava DuVernay, Julie Dash, Jeff "The Dude" Dowd, Kogonada, Andy Davis, Gregory Nava and many other extraordinary talents. Among the essential films screened this year were "American Splendor," "Rambling Rose," "Belle" and "13th," which earned one of the festival's biggest ovations.
Five joy filled days of cinema and photos. Journal of Ebertfest 2018. Photo credits Timothy Hiatt
A recap of Day 4 & 5 of Ebertfest 2018.
A recap of the opening night of Ebertfest.
Matt writes: The 20th anniversary of Ebertfest will kick off tomorrow, April 18th, and run through Sunday, April 22nd, at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois. Andrew Davis' classic edge-of-your-seat thriller, "The Fugitive," will open the festival, which features other beloved titles including "American Splendor" and "The Big Lebowski," as well as such trailblazing filmmakers as Ava DuVernay, Julie Dash, Amma Asante, Martha Coolidge and many more.
A Look back at the origins of Ebertfest twenty years ago and a look forward to Ebertfest 2018.
Part II of our round-up featuring filmmaker guests scheduled to attend Ebertfest 2018.
Matt writes: The 2018 SXSW Film Festival just wrapped this past weekend and featured a wide array of enticing titles headed for theaters and streaming platforms this year. Check out our table of contents providing reviews penned by Brian Tallerico and Nick Allen of festival selections such as Andrew Haigh's "Lean on Pete," John Krasinski's "A Quiet Place" and Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One"
A partial preview of films and guests scheduled for Ebertfest 2018.
The latest on Blu-ray and streaming services, including "La La Land," "Lion," "Hidden Figures," "Split" and much more!
An interview with writer/director Julie Dash about "Daughters of the Dust," on the occasion of the film's 25th anniversary.
A collection of some of our favorite interviews from 2016.
A recap of the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival.
A list of films and special events to check out when attending this year's Chicago International Film Festival.
Just a glimpse at the massive program for this year's Chicago International Film Festival, running from October 13 - 27.
A look at one of the most important and valuable Blu-ray releases of the year, which brings to light important aspects of black and cinema history that must not be forgotten.
An interview with director Charles Burnett.
A gallery of photos, videos and links illustrating Chaz's journey relating to Roger's legacy in the two years since his death.
Critic Carrie Rickey traces the evolution of women on film and behind the camera over the course of her career writing about film.
Hollywood and indie film directors, actor John Cusack, actor Chris Tucker, comedian and philanthropist Dick Gregory, former Playboy chair Christie Hefner and the president of Sony Pictures Classics, and the lead critics from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and the Chicago Film Critics Association, will join other celebrities, friends and colleagues to pay tribute to iconic film critic Roger Ebert’s life and prolific career at “Roger Ebert: A Celebration of Life,” this Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St.
Marie Haws: Remember the Old Vic Tunnels? I did some more sniffing around and you'll never guess where it led me. That's right - into the sewer system! But not just any old sewer, oh no... it's the home of a famous forgotten river flowing beneath Fleet Street; the former home of English journalism.So grab a flashlight and some rubber boots as we go underground to explore "mile after mile of ornate brickwork" and a labyrinthine of tunnels which reveal the beauty of London's hidden River Fleet. (click images to enlarge.)
Q. Re the problem of motion sickness in films that make use of hand-held cameras: Actually the easiest way to get over it is just close your eyes and the sensation passes quickly. (Doug Fletcher, RN, Journal of Nursing Jocularity, Mesa, AZ)