Let the Sunshine In
The film’s confidence comes in part from the acceptance of the things that can’t be known.
* This filmography is not intended to be a comprehensive list of this artist’s work. Instead it reflects the films this person has been involved with that have been reviewed on this site.
An excerpt from the latest issue of the online magazine, Bright Wall/Dark Room.
This month's excerpt from online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room is an essay by Paul Fischer about "A Streetcar Named Desire."
A look at how the 75th Golden Globes centered on women and the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
An in-depth look at an ambitious retrospective at NYC's Film Society of Lincoln Center that celebrates one of cinema's greatest years.
An interview with the legendary Sam Schacht about the art of Method Acting.
This seasoned triumvirate of talent deserves their recognition in a competitive year.
Art is not an endurance test.
A celebration of Maggie Smith's career and a review of Michael Coveney's new biography about the actress.
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com film critic Odie Henderson.
An interview with "Woman in Gold" director Simon Curtis.
Roger Ebert's essay on film in the 1978 edition of the Britannica publication, "The Great Ideas Today."
Lord Richard Attenborough, legendary director and actor, has passed away at the age of 91.
Scott Jordan Harris argues that disabled characters should not be played by able-bodied actors.
RogerEbert.com writers share their favorite memories of watching the Oscars.
Cohen Media Group has made a name for itself as a boutique DVD and Blu-ray label, bringing overlooked and under-appreciated works of cinema to new audiences.
Bob Calhoun muses on the deleted scenes from "The Wicker Man," now restored in a new version.
Writer Odie Henderson responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Marie writes: Behold an ivy covered house in Düsseldorf, Germany and the power of plants to transform stone, brick and mortar into a hotel for millions of spiders. To view an amazing collection of such images and showcasing a variety of buildings from around the world, visit The Most Colorful Houses Engulfed in Vegetation at io9.com.
Marie writes: The West Coast is currently experiencing a heat wave and I have no air conditioning. That said, and despite it currently being 80F inside my apartment, at least the humidity is low. Although not so low, that I don't have a fan on my desk and big glass of ice tea at the ready. My apartment thankfully faces East and thus enjoys the shade after the sun has crossed the mid-point overhead. And albeit perverse in its irony, it's because it has been so hot lately that I've been in the mood to watch the following film again and which I highly recommend to anyone with taste and a discerning eye.
Marie writes: Widely regarded as THE quintessential Art House movie, "Last Year at Marienbad" has long since perplexed those who've seen it; resulting in countless Criterion-esque essays speculating as to its meaning whilst knowledge of the film itself, often a measure of one's rank and standing amongst coffee house cinephiles. But the universe has since moved on from artsy farsty French New Wave. It now prefers something braver, bolder, more daring...
My Far-Flung Correspondent Anath White in Los Angeles writes me: "Raymond Chandler wrote this wonderful piece for the Atlantic Monthly in March of 1948."
Marie writes: As I'm sure readers are aware, the 2012 Summer Olympics in London are now underway! Meanwhile, the opening ceremony by Danny Boyle continues to solicit comments; both for against. (Click image to enlarge.)
Marie writes: my art pal Siri Arnet sent me following - and holy cow! "Japanese artist Takanori Aiba has taken bonsai trees, food packaging, and even a tiny statue of the Michelin Man and constructed miniature metropolises around these objects, thus creating real-life Bottled Cities of Kandor. Explains Aiba of his artwork:"My source of creations are my early experience of bonsai making and maze illustration. These works make use of an aerial perspective, which like the diagram for a maze shows the whole from above (the macro view) while including minute details (the micro view). If you explore any small part of my works, you find amazing stories and some unique characters." ( click to enlarge.)
Hollywood nostalgia may be warmly embraced Tuesday morning when the 2012 Academy awards nominations are announced. Films involving the invention of the cinema, the transition from Silent to Talkies and the legend of Marilyn Monroe are among those certain to be nominated.
Marie writes: some of you may recall reading about the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. (Click to enlarge.)