The Lion King
The movie is never less interesting than when it's trying to be the original Lion King, and never more compelling than when it's carving out…
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A tribute to John Singleton.
A tribute to the late, great John Singleton.
An article about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet scheduled for August 9th.
25 films we can't wait to check out during the summer movie season.
An interview with writer/director Janicza Bravo about her SXSW comedy, "Lemon."
Reviews from Sundance of two NEXT features to look out for, "Lemon" and "Menashe."
Reviews from Sundance on two U.S. Dramatic Competition films about rapping young women, "Patti Cake$" and "Roxanne Roxanne."
Chaz Ebert highlights films with the potential to get us through the confusing political times of the Trump presidency.
The competition titles for Sundance 2017 have been announced.
An interview composer Raphael Saadiq about making the music for "Underground," "Insecure" and more.
To celebrate Roger's birthday, we picked some of our favorite reviews of films he loved.
Alyssa Rosenberg considers the women on the big screen and the small screen in the past year.
Qasim Basir presents his first feature film, "Mooz-lum," featuring Danny Glover, Nia Long, and Roger Guenveur Smith. Based on true events, it follows the story of Tariq (Evan Ross, son of Diana Ross) as he begins college, hoping to escape his childhood struggles. Estranged from his mother and sister, he spent his youth living at times with a strict, religious father and at times in a local madrassa (Islamic seminary). He is a Muslim college student, enrolling in the Fall of 2001. Simply, it is a story of a man trying to hide from the boy within him, just as all hell is about to break loose.
The movie opens nationally on Friday, 2/11. The title is a play on a common mispronunciation of "Muslim." I shrug when President Obama, despite his childhood in Indonesia, pronounces the term as "Muz-lem," though that is still better than the archaic "Moslem." The point here is not that anyone is intentionally mispronouncing the name. Rather, those of us with Muslim names
• Bill Stamets and Roger Ebert
The 46th Chicago International Film Festival will play this year at one central location, on the many screens of the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois. A festivalgoers and filmmakers' lounge will be open during festival hours at the Lucky Strike on the second level. Tickets can be ordered online at CIFF's website, which also organizes the films by title, director and country. Tickets also at AMC; sold out films have Rush Lines. More capsules will be added here.
PARK CITY, Utah -- "Sunday," the story of a homeless man who is mistaken for a movie director by a failing British actress who courts him for a day, won the Sundance Film Festival and the Waldo Salt screenwriting award.