Sword of Trust
A likable throwback to the kind of rambling, character-driven 1990s indie comedies that the U.S. film industry barely releases to theaters anymore.
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The newest on Blu-ray and DVD, including Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star is Born, and Overlord.
A report from the 2018 New York Film Festival on Mariano Llinás' 808-minute film, La Flor.
An article about the July 14th gala honoring Chicago International Film Festival founder and CEO Michael Kutza.
An article about the retirement of Cinema/Chicago founder and CEO Michael Kutza.
An article about the TIFF Ebert Tribute Luncheon honoring Wim Wenders on Sunday, September 10th.
Dan Callahan pays tribute to the late art-house goddess.
On the latest from Lynne Ramsay and Fatih Akin.
A tribute to the great cinematographer.
In search of a more inclusive look at the best directors of all time.
An interview with Olivier Assayas, writer/director of "Personal Shopper."
The latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including "Train to Busan," "The Accountant," "Deepwater Horizon" and many more!
Ben Kenigsberg predicts that "Toni Erdmann" will win the Palme d'Or.
A recap of the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival.
An interview with film critic Owen Gleiberman about his new book Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies.
"Vertigo" is an obvious inspiration for "Phoenix," but there are other films and books that the film brings to mind.
An examination of the influence of Antonioni's "L'avventura" on "Clouds of Sils Maria" and "About Elly", both opening this week.
Roger Ebert's essay on film in the 1978 edition of the Britannica publication, "The Great Ideas Today."
A feature on the latest major Blu-ray, Netflix, and On Demand releases, including "Gone Girl," "The Boxtrolls," "The Zero Theorem," "Coherence," and more.
A history and appreciation of R.W. Fassbinder on the launch of a retrospective screening series at the Lincoln Center.
The new Batsuit; the great Stevie Wonder; Cannes jury president Jane Campion calls out film industry sexism; Godzilla and Fassbinder.
A less kind and gentle Nora Ephron; Ira Sachs' favorite movies about love; Google Glass in film schools; Marlon Brando as cinema's Raging Bull; the impossibility of being literal.
Sheila writes: Thank you all for taking the time to answer our survey! We will keep you posted on any changes that may come about. So let's get to the newsletter, shall we? Jack Kerouac famously wrote the majority of "On the Road" on one long scroll of paper. Kerouac found that taking the time to remove the finished pages off of the typewriter and replacing them with a fresh sheet interrupted his flow. California artist Paul Rogers, who has done ten book covers for Random House UK of Hemingway classic, has created an online scroll of beautiful illustrations for Kerouac's novel. Evocative and gritty, they make a great companion piece for "On the Road". You can see more of Paul Rogers' cool work at his site.
A box set of early Fassbinder films sees him working through pastiches of film noir and melodrama as he fins his way to his distinctive themes and style.
Michał Oleszczyk catches up with two takes on troubled youth: François Ozon's "Young & Beautiful" and Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring."