A mostly pleasant surprise in a year that has produced a lack of stellar animated outings.
110 independent films have been announced to premiere at next January's Sundance Film Festival.
A look at the latest and greatest on streaming services and Blu-ray, including Orson Welles on Criterion, "The Nice Guys," "The Jungle Book," "Me Before You" and more!
A TV critic's picks for the best TV of 2015-16.
The Saturday of this year's Ebertfest is tackled by four of our contributors.
A film-by-film preview of Ebertfest 2016, which runs from April 13 - 17.
Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis star in Showtime's "Billions".
The latest and greatest on Blu-ray/DVD and streaming services, including "About Elly," "Furious 7," "Love & Mercy," "Moonrise Kingdom" and more!
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com film critic Susan Wloszczyna.
An interview with John Cusack and Brian Wilson on Love & Mercy.
A preview of dozens of films being released this Summer.
A review of the third season of Inside Amy Schumer.
Picks for the best of the 2013-14 television season, in the form of a Dream Emmy ballot.
TV comedy has never been more about its female comedians and two of the best return next week in Amy Schumer and Mindy Kaling.
Remembrances of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The Oscars race has hit a holiday lull. It's a good time to pause and take stock of nominations.
Erik Childress looks at the first awards of the season and their possible impact on the Oscar race.
Omer Mozaffar reflects on "12 Years a Slave."
Writer Susan Wloszczyna responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Peter Landesman, Paul Giamatti and Jacki Weaver talk about making "Parkland."
Marie writes: As the dog days of summer slowly creep towards September and Toronto starts getting ready for TIFF 2013, bringing with it the promise of unique and interesting foreign films, it brought to mind an old favorite, namely The Red Balloon; a thirty-four minute short which follows the adventures of a young boy who one day finds a sentient red balloon. Filmed in the Menilmontant neighborhood of Paris and directed by French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse, The Red Balloon went on to win numerous awards and has since become a much-beloved Children's Classic.
Nell Minow interviews Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the directors of the new drama "Girl Most Likely," starring Kristen Wiig.
Marie writes: Last week, in response to a club member comment re: whatever happened to Ebert Club merchandize (turned out to be too costly to set up) I had promised to share a free toy instead - an amusement, really, offered to MailChimp clients; the mail service used to send out notices. Allow me to introduce you to their mascot...
Ben Kenigsberg reviews the new sci-fi reverie from the director of "Waltz with Bashir."
Marie writes: The unseen forces have spoken! The universe has filled a void obviously needing to be filled: there is now a font made entirely of cats. Called Neko Font (Japanese for "cat font") it's a web app that transforms text into a font comprised of cat pictures. All you need to do is write something in the text box, press "enter" on your keyboard and Neko Font instantly transforms the letters into kitties! Thanks go to intrepid club member Sandy Kahn for alerting the Ebert Club to this important advancement in typography. To learn more, read the article "There is now a font made entirely of cats" and to test it out yourself, go here: Neko Font. Meanwhile, behold what mankind can achieve when it has nothing better to do....
Marie writes: Now this is something you don't see every day. Behold The Paragliding Circus! Acrobatic paragliding pilot Gill Schneider teamed up with his father’s circus class (he operates a school that trains circus performers) to mix and combine circus arts with paragliding - including taking a trapezist (Roxane Giliand) up for ride and without a net. Best original film in the 2012 Icare Cup. Video by Director/Filmmaker Shams Prod. To see more, visit Shams Prod.