This is rare, nuanced storytelling, anchored by one of Brad Pitt’s career-best performances and remarkable technical elements on every level. It’s a special film.
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Who and what you should nominate for Emmys this year.
Julianne Moore is one of cinema’s greatest laughers, and one of its greatest criers.
Sarah Knight Adamson reports from Santa Monica, CA on the winners and speeches at last weekend's Critics' Choice Awards.
A complete list of winners from last night's 76th Golden Globe Awards.
A report from this morning's Golden Globes nominations announcement, and a full list of the nominees.
An interview with Peter Hedges, writer/director of Ben is Back.
An interview with Gillian Flynn about co-writing the Steve McQueen heist film, Widows.
Miranda Harcourt on "The Changeover"; Elvis makes a comeback; Edward James Olmos on "The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez"; In memory of John McCain; Patricia Clarkson on "Sharp Objects."
A report from the first day of the Television Critics Association press tour, with the latest on "Deadwood," "Sharp Objects," Jennifer Garner's "Camping" and more.
An interview with the writer/director of The Party.
A countdown of our most anticipated films coming this winter.
A recap of highlights from the just-ended London Film Festival.
A review of three new films from the Berlin Film Festival, including the latest from Sally Potter.
Highlights of our 2015 interviews, including Brie Larson, Bryan Cranston, Jason Segel, Lexi Alexander, Sarah Silverman, Spike Lee, Tom McCarthy, Ramin Bahrani, Paul Feig, Charlie Kaufman and much more.
An overview of the films that will be theatrically released in the 2015 fall season.
An interview with Patricia Clarkson, star of Learning to Drive.
A gallery of photos, videos and links illustrating Chaz's journey relating to Roger's legacy in the two years since his death.
A photo gallery offering snapshots from The Ebert Dinner at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
An interview with Patricia Clarkson, star of two TIFF 2014 films, "Learning to Drive" and "October Gale."
An open letter from Woody Allen; an Edna Krabappel tribute; the possibility of a "Prometheus 2"; why film festivals reject good films; the return of "Black Angel" (the film meant to precede "Empire Strikes Back").
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: Intrepid club member Sandy Khan has sent us the following awesome find, courtesy of a pal in Belgium who'd first shared it with her. "Got Muck?" was filmed by diver Khaled Sultani (Emirates Diving Association's (EDA) in the Lembeh Strait, off the island coast of Sulawesi in Indonesia. Camera: Sony Cx550 using Light & Motion housing and sola lights. Song: "man with the movie camera" by cinematic orchestra.
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Marie writes: Not too long ago, Monaco's Oceanographic Museum held an exhibition combining contemporary art and science, in the shape of a huge installation by renowned Franco-Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping, in addition to a selection of films, interviews and a ballet of Aurelia jellyfish.The sculpture was inspired by the sea, and reflects upon maritime catastrophes caused by Man. Huang Yong Ping chose the name "Wu Zei"because it represents far more than just a giant octopus. By naming his installation "Wu Zei," Huang added ambiguity to the work. 'Wu Zei' is Chinese for cuttlefish, but the ideogram 'Wu' is also the color black - while 'Zei' conveys the idea of spoiling, corrupting or betraying. Huang Yong Ping was playing with the double meaning of marine ink and black tide, and also on corruption and renewal. By drawing attention to the dangers facing the Mediterranean, the exhibition aimed to amaze the public, while raising their awareness and encouraging them to take action to protect the sea.
Marie writes: Behold the entryway to the Institut Océanographique in Paris; and what might just be the most awesome sculpture to adorn an archway in the history of sculptures and archways. Photo @ pinterest
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"I love music so much and I had such ambition that I was willing to go way beyond what the hell they paid me for. I wanted people to look at the artwork and hear the music." - Alex Steinweiss