Isle of Dogs
As entertaining as it is to look at Isle of Dogs, I couldn’t get past Anderson’s usual clumsiness when dealing with minorities.
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A history of Gary Oldman's performances.
A look at the work of John Williams outside of his greatest hits.
An article announcing the 20th Anniversary of Ebertfest April 18-22, 2018 and tickets on sale November 1st.
A look at the career of Willem Dafoe.
An article about Roger Ebert's August 19th induction ceremony into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame at the American Writers Museum and reprint of lovely speech by Milos Stehlik
The newest and greatest on Blu-ray and streaming services, including "John Wick: Chapter 2," "The LEGO Batman Movie," and three Criterion releases!
Matt writes: We are certain that Roger Ebert would've been thrilled by director Patty Jenkins' recent record-shattering triumph. Her superhero blockbuster, "Wonder Woman," had the highest-grossing opening weekend for a film directed by a woman, and has earned widespread acclaim from both audiences and critics (including our own). It is only Jenkins' second feature, arriving 14 years after her astonishing debut, "Monster," which was hailed by Ebert as the best film of 2003, containing a performance by Charlize Theron that was dubbed by the critic as one of the greatest in cinema history (Theron went on to win the Best Actress Oscar).
A tribute to the late Powers Boothe.
An interview with Adam Nayman about his new book on director Ben Wheatley
What does a Hollywood screenwriter bring to a video game? A review of "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands," written by a movie screenwriter.
A classic thriller that moves with a sense of purpose.
An excerpt from the February 2017 issue of online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room about "Frost/Nixon."
The latest on Blu-ray, including "American Honey," "Sully," "Snowden" and "The Magnificent Seven."
Our own editor-in-chief Matt Zoller Seitz is the 35th guest on Sam Fragoso's "Talk Easy" podcast.
A recap of the fifth annual Los Cabos International Film Festival, including reviews of select titles.
A tribute to the one and only Leonard Cohen.
Actor, film historian and Vietnam veteran Jim Beaver talks about the experience of seeing Oliver Stone's war memoir "Platoon" for the first time.
Walter Chaw revisits Oliver Stone's 1981 horror film "The Hand" and explores the director's fascination with nightmares and the uncanny.
An article about Ebertfest, Roger Ebert's Film Festival 2017 passes, which are now on sale.
An interview with director Peter Bogdanovich about 1981's "They All Laughed."
An extensive preview of 50 films coming out within the next four months, from "Sully" to "Toni Erdmann."
A preview of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
The first films announced for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
Matt writes: Garry Marshall, the comedy mastermind behind several iconic TV shows and hit films, died last Tuesday at age 81. He leaves behind a rich legacy that did not go unnoticed by Roger Ebert. The critic greatly admired Marshall's 1984 film, "The Flamingo Kid," hailing its star, Matt Dillon, as a revelation. Ebert also loved Marshall's phenomenally successful 1990 romantic comedy, "Pretty Women," which launched the career of Julia Roberts. "[Marshall's] films betray an instinctive good nature," wrote Ebert in his three-and-a-half-star review, "and [this film] is about as warmhearted as a movie about two cold realists can possibly be." For heartfelt eulogies, check out the obituary penned by Susan Wloszcyzyna at RogerEbert.com, as well as Hadley Freeman’s remembrance at The Guardian. For guaranteed laughs, check out the clip embedded below of Marshall in an unforgettable excerpt from Albert Brooks' 1985 classic, "Lost in America," a scene that Ebert claimed was the best in the movie. It's hard not to agree with him.
A report from the SDCC presentation of Oliver Stone's "Snowden."