The Standoff at Sparrow Creek
It’s the kind of movie that will make “Underrated” lists in ten months. Don’t wait that long. See it now.
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A video preview of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival!
Matt writes: The 20th anniversary of Ebertfest will kick off tomorrow, April 18th, and run through Sunday, April 22nd, at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois. Andrew Davis' classic edge-of-your-seat thriller, "The Fugitive," will open the festival, which features other beloved titles including "American Splendor" and "The Big Lebowski," as well as such trailblazing filmmakers as Ava DuVernay, Julie Dash, Amma Asante, Martha Coolidge and many more.
Matt writes: The 2018 installment of our Women Writers Week at RogerEbert.com just came to a close and featured extraordinary writing from such vital scribes as Arielle Bernstein, Tomris Laffly, Christy Lemire, Kristen Lopez, Nell Minow, Jana Monji, Sheila O'Malley, Allison Shoemaker, Susan Wloszczyna and many others.
An interview with Michael Shannon about his performance in "The Shape of Water."
An article announcing the 20th Anniversary of Ebertfest April 18-22, 2018 and tickets on sale November 1st.
Emer Kinsella on "Jungle"; Zadie Smith on social media; John Landis on "Innocent Blood"; "Josie and the Pussycats" was ahead of its time; "The Florida Project" is one of the year's best films.
A preview of the 55th Annual New York Film Festival with commentary on the state of the fest and the Opening Night film by Richard Linklater, "Last Flag Flying."
An article about the new book, "Herzog by Ebert" and book signing in Telluride by Werner Herzog
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
An article about Ebertfest, Roger Ebert's Film Festival 2017 passes, which are now on sale.
The fourth and final part in a series on the images of Islam in Western cinema.
Roger's Favorites: Werner Herzog.
I cannot in good conscience endorse the event at this moment by adding my name to the program.
Several great movies have been released on Blu-ray and DVD lately, including "99 Homes," "Black Mass," "Crimson Peak" and a Criterion version of Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid."
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 article about films that have moved me in 2015, including "Room," "99 Homes" and "He Named Me Malala."
An article on Ebertfest 2016 passes available for purchase on November 2nd.
An interview with Michael Shannon on Freeheld, 99 Homes, Boardwalk Empire, and more.
An interview with writer/director Ramin Bahrani and actor Noah Lomax of "99 Homes."
An overview of the films that will be theatrically released in the 2015 fall season.
A report on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's August 13th, 2015 Grants Gala.
Matt Zoller Seitz and Ramin Bahrani discuss Oliver Stone next week in Brooklyn.
Sheila writes: Filmmaker (and Ebertfest favorite) Ramin Bahrani has directed a new documentary short called "Lift You Up," profiling a man named Glyn Stewart. Bahrani met Stewart in a food bank while filming a commercial in North Carolina, and knew he wanted to make a film about him. In an interview on Rogerebert.com, Bahrani says, "I liked him immediately. He had an electric personality. He was so intent on laughing and hugging everyone, that I assumed he must be harboring a profound sadness. I wanted to know why." You can read the full interview with Bahrani, as well as view "Lift You Up" over on Rogerebert.com.
Ramin Bahrani's first documentary short, including an interview with the director.
Videos from Ebertfest 2015.