A stellar high school comedy with an A+ cast, a brilliant script loaded with witty dialogue, eye-catching cinematography, swift editing, and a danceable soundtrack.
* 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 interview with Carl Reiner.
A review of a new biography by Patrick McGilligan about the legendary Mel Brooks.
An interview with Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss and Deborah Kolar, daughter of Robert Shaw, about Steven Spielberg's "Jaws."
A review of two films that played at CIFF on William Friedkin and Buster Keaton.
A tribute to the late playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon.
A dispatch from the 2018 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, featuring coverage of closing night, a conversation with Barry Levinson, and reviews of "Putin's Witnesses," "Museum," "Climax" and "Cold War."
A look back at this past week's TCM Classic Film Festival, including the special guests and screenings.
A review of three premieres from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
An interview with the director of "Approaching a Breakthrough" and a presentation of the short film.
Our writers share their memories of the late, great Jerry Lewis.
An in-depth look at an ambitious retrospective at NYC's Film Society of Lincoln Center that celebrates one of cinema's greatest years.
A look back at the first feature directed by "Baby Driver" filmmaker Edgar Wright.
An appreciation of "The Blackcoat's Daughter"; A letter to my mother; "Happy Campers" deserves classic status; Relevance of "The House is Black"; In praise of "Old Enough."
Reviews and screenings of "Hair" and "Being There" at Ebertfest 2017, and Q&A with producers Michael Butler and Michael Hausman by Michael Phillips, Nate Kohn and Chaz Ebert; and with Oscar-nominated Caleb Deschanel by Simon Kilmurry and Scott Mantz.
A look back at the eighth annual TCM Classic Film Festival, which included screenings of nitrate prints, a conversation with Michael Douglas and much more.
An interview with the one and only Norman Lear.
A celebration of director David Lynch's filmography in anticipation of an upcoming retrospective at the IFC Center in New York.
A review of two opening night films from Sundance 2017.
A preview of the 54th New York Film Festival, including "Son of Joseph," "The Rehearsal," "Graduation," "Sieranevada" and much more.
Matt writes: In his captivating 2005 memoir, Kiss Me Like a Stranger, Gene Wilder reflected on his experience of making Mel Brooks' 1974 comic masterpiece, "Young Frankenstein." He likened making the picture to "taking a small breath of Heaven" each day, and that is what the film feels like every time I watch it. Wilder passed away on August 29th at age 83, leaving behind a timeless legacy that was celebrated at RogerEbert.com with Peter Sobczynski's beautiful obituary. Ebert himself gave four stars to several Wilder classics, including 1971's "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," 1974's "Blazing Saddles" and of course, 1974's "Young Frankenstein," a film that earned Wilder an Oscar nomination for the screenplay he co-authored with director Mel Brooks. In his review, Roger wrote that the film "shows artistic growth and a more sure-handed control of the material by a director who once seemed willing to do literally anything for a laugh. It’s more confident and less breathless."
A tribute to the late comic genius, Gene Wilder.
A look at "The In-Laws" in light of its Criterion Blu-ray release this month.
A report on three documentaries playing at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Monica Castillo responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
An article highlighting three films at Sundance 2016.