The best film ever set in Texas, with the deepest understanding of Texas.
Matt writes: The third and final panel of the 2020 Ebert Symposium Series premiered last Thursday on the YouTube and Facebook pages of Ebertfest. Entitled "Representation in Media," the panel explored inclusion and equity in film and media, and was moderated by media scholar Angharad Valdivia, a professor of Media and Cinema studies in the University of Illinois' Institute of Communications Research. Among the panelists were Christine Simmons, the chief operating officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, along with other esteemed members of the industry: Keri Carpenter, Samantha Chatman and Troy Pryor.
A preview of the 2019 DOC10 Film Festival (April 11-14) in Chicago, featuring reviews of "Hail Satan?", "Mike Wallace Is Here," "Midnight Family," "The Infiltrators," "Knock Down the House," "Anthropocene: The Human Epoch," "The Biggest Little Farm," "The Distant Barking of Dogs" and "One Child Nation."
A review of Paramount Network's new series Yellowstone, co-created by writer/director Taylor Sheridan.
A report on some good films coming your way from Telluride and Toronto this year.
Sheila writes: A really fun piece over on Mubi: Adrian Curry, who heads up Mubi's popular movie-poster column, interviews Mondo creative director and poster-designer Jay Shaw. Shaw provides commentary for his Top Ten American Movie Posters. It's an eclectic selection. Some of the designs were not used, ultimately, like the Bill Gold design for "Get Carter" below, but still worthy of appreciation.