A Hidden Life
It’s one of the year’s best and most distinctive movies, though sure to be divisive, even alienating for some viewers, in the manner of nearly…
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Sam Fragoso's new episode of his Talk Easy podcast, featuring Chaz Ebert.
A photo journal for Ebertfest 2019.
Matt writes: The 21st annual edition of Roger Ebert's Film Festival (a.k.a. Ebertfest), concluded last Saturday, and you can find all the onstage Q&As embedded in our festival coverage. Brian Tallerico covered the opening night screening of "Amazing Grace," while Nick Allen covered the Day 2 panels ("Challenging Stigma Through the Arts" and "Women in Cinema") and screenings ("Coeur Fidele," "Rachel Getting Married" and "Bound," culminating in an unforgettable Q&A with Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon). Peter Sobczynski covered Day 3 of the festival ("Sebastian," "Cold War," "Cane River," "A Year of the Quiet Sun" and "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion"), and Nick did the write-up for Day 4 ("Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise," "Won't You Be My Neighbor?", "Almost Famous" and "Sideways"). The 2018-19 University of Illinois College of Media Roger Ebert Fellows, Curtis Cook, Pari Apostolakos and Eunice Alpasan, also contributed their own dispatches.
The 2018-19 Ebert Fellows on their Ebertfest experience.
The final day of Ebertfest celebrated the likes of Maya Angelou, Mr. Rogers, and Richard Roeper.
A look back at the two panels that helped kick off the first full day of Ebertfest 2019.
The full line-up of films screening at the 21st Roger Ebert Film Festival-Ebertfest 2019, is unveiled.
An article about the free screening of Melissa Haizlip's "Mr. Soul!" on Thursday, February 21st, at the Apollo Theater.
An article about PROJECT INVOLVE/Ebert Fellow Melissa Haizlip winning the Audience Award at AFI DOCS 2018 with her film "MR SOUL"
An article about Melissa Haizlip and Samuel D. Pollard's "Mr. SOUL!", screening Saturday, June 16th, at AFI DOCS. And Rory Kennedy's "Above and Beyond: NASA'S Journey to Tomorrow.'
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.
A report from the 75th annual Golden Globes.
An article about the African-American Film Critic's Association's announcement that 2016 is the best year for Blacks in cinema.
Chaz Ebert spotlights Part II of her list featuring must-see movies of 2016.
An article about the 2016 ILLUMINATE Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona.
Simon Abrams and Odie Henderson celebrate the Rudy Ray Moore Blaxploitation classic "Dolemite," recently released on Blu-ray by the Vinegar Syndrome.
A look at the latest additions to the now-completed Sundance 2016 lineup.
Misogyny, entitlement and nerds; Steve Coogan vs. "Top Gear"; Why you can't see "Porgy and Bess"; Robert De Niro remembers his father; Why attacks on Douglas Laycock are bad for academia.
It started like this. We were talking about her new film "Down in the Delta," where Alfre Woodard plays a hard-drinking woman from the Chicago projects who gets a fresh start on her uncle's farm in the Mississippi Delta. It is a good film, strong and touching, the directorial debut of the writer Maya Angelou. It opens Christmas Day. I said to Woodard, "You've never really made yourself available for exploitation, have you?"
The film "Beloved" (1998), which cost $75 million and has grossed only about $22 million, proves that mainstream audiences will not support a serious film on black themes. Or so the movie industry pundits conclude.
TORONTO -- We are a little past the halfway point of the 23rd Toronto Film Festival, and my colleagues are looking more hollow-eyed and gaunt than usual. It is a strange occupation, going to three or four movies a day, and critics begin to resemble fishlike creatures from unlit caverns. This year is worse than usual, because the facilities are better.
John Singleton is all of 26 years old now, and struggling to keep from repeating himself.