An aching film on such exquisite pains of impossible love, Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War concurrently swells your heart and breaks it.
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An excerpt from the latest issue of the online magazine, Bright Wall/Dark Room.
The latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including Happy Death Day, The Foreigner, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, It, and Blade Runner 2049.
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.
Chaz Ebert's Cannes Survival Guide; Kidman is Queen of the Croisette; Vanessa Redgrave turns director; Not enough female filmmakers; Dunst and Coppola on Hollywood sexism.
The staff reveals their individual picks for the best films of 2016.
RogerEbert.com picks the best films of 2016.
A CIFF 2016 dispatch on Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom's "Bright Lights," Julia Ducournau’s "Raw," and Ken Loach's "I, Daniel Blake."
A recap of highlights of the 2016 New York Film Festival.
A list of films and special events to check out when attending this year's Chicago International Film Festival.
A preview of the 54th New York Film Festival, including "Son of Joseph," "The Rehearsal," "Graduation," "Sieranevada" and much more.
Just a glimpse at the massive program for this year's Chicago International Film Festival, running from October 13 - 27.
Chaz Ebert provides an overview of the prize-winners at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Ken Loach's "I, Daniel Blake" wins the Palme d'Or at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
Reviews from Cannes of the latest films from the Dardennes brothers, Behnam Behzadi and Xavier Dolan.
Jeff Nichols brings "Loving" to Cannes; Cherchez la femme; Best of Cannes so far; STX pays $50 million for unmade Scorsese movie; "Mean Dreams" thrills at Cannes.
A report on day two of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, with reviews of four new films, including new work by Ken Loach and Cristi Puiu.
A preview of Cannes 2016.
An interview with director Terence Davies, "Britain's Greatest Living Director."
A final dispatch from the Venice Film Festival.
An interview with writer/director John Michael McDonagh and star Brendan Gleeson of "Calvary."
Cannes reporters Michał Oleszczyk and Ben Kenigsberg discuss the films of this year's Cannes Film Festival.
A Cannes reporter sees little value in "Jimmy's Hall," the latest drama from Ken Loach.
Barbara Scharres previews the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Ken Loach sends out editing distress signal, Pixar answers; Twitter changes the role of the literary critic for better and worse; Oliver Stone reminisces on his postwar experience as a New York film student studying under Martin Scorsese; marching band does incredible, incredible stuff.
"The Life and Death of a Porno Gang" is available on DVD and Blu-ray from Synapse films.
Cinema, that traditionally aristocratic medium, has always found unlikely ways to commiserate with the working man and the poor. In America, King Vidor's "The Crowd" showed us a man trapped on the treadmill of lower middle class survival in the big city. A few years later, Frank Borzage's "Man's Castle" gave us Spencer Tracy as a street hustler who learns that Depression-era struggle is no excuse to turn his back on a chance at family life. It's the same in every country, every era: Societies that place the bulk of their economic burden upon the low man's shoulders often send that man scrambling in the opposite direction of happiness, in the name of happiness. A random spin of the world cinema wheel will turn up great directors whose finest work touches on this phenomenon: Ken Loach, Ousmane Sembene, the Dardenne brothers, Ulrich Seidl, the Italian neorealists, the blacklisted Americans, and so on.