Amazing Grace is two days of Baptist church condensed to 90 minutes and injected directly into your soul.
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New films on Blu-ray and streaming, including BlacKkKlansman, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, and The Incredibles 2.
An interview with Marc Turtletaub, director of "Puzzle."
An article about this year's Heartland Film Festival, running October 12-22.
The screenings of "Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You," and Ben Lear's "They Call Us Monsters" at Ebertfest 2017.
A look back at the eighth annual TCM Classic Film Festival, which included screenings of nitrate prints, a conversation with Michael Douglas and much more.
An interview with the one and only Norman Lear.
A dispatch on four films from TIFF, including works starring Rooney Mara, Woody Harrelson, and Holly Hunter.
A preview of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
Michael Glover Smith on "Cool Apocalypse"; What Trump doesn't get about Khan; Oral history of "Stand By Me"; Even superheroes punch the clock; Mark Pellington on "Blindspot."
The first films announced for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
A report on three documentaries playing at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
An interview with Jacob Bernstein about his mother Nora Ephron, the subject of his HBO doc "Everything is Copy."
An article highlighting three films at Sundance 2016.
An excerpt from the March 2015 issue of "Bright Wall/Dark Room" on "This is Spinal Tap".
An FFC report on "Doraemon Stand by Me."
A report on Japanese animation at the 27th Tokyo Film Festival.
An interview with Cary Elwes about "The Princess Bride."
An excerpt from "Tom Cruise: Anatomy of An Actor."
An interview with Rob Reiner, director of "And So It Goes," starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.
Thirty years after the release of "This is Spinal Tap", Ali Arikan looks back at this mocku-rocku-mentary.
Marie writes: Widely regarded as THE quintessential Art House movie, "Last Year at Marienbad" has long since perplexed those who've seen it; resulting in countless Criterion-esque essays speculating as to its meaning whilst knowledge of the film itself, often a measure of one's rank and standing amongst coffee house cinephiles. But the universe has since moved on from artsy farsty French New Wave. It now prefers something braver, bolder, more daring...
August, 2012, marks the 20th anniversary of the debut of "The Larry Sanders Show," episodes of which are available on Netflix Instant, Amazon Instant, iTunes, and DVD. This is Part 2 of Edward Copeland's extensive tribute to the show, including interviews with many of those involved in creating one of the best-loved comedies in television history. Part 1 (Ten Best Episodes) is here.
"Unethical? Jesus, Larry. Don't start pulling at that thread; our whole world will unravel." -- Artie (Rip Torn)
by Edward Copeland
Unravel those threads did -- and often -- in the world of fictional late night talk show host Larry Sanders. On "The Larry Sanders Show," the brilliant and groundbreaking HBO comedy that paid attention to the men and women behind the curtain of Sanders' fictional show, the ethics of showbiz were hilariously skewered.
Marie writes: Recently, we enjoyed some nice weather and inspired by the sunshine, I headed out with a borrowed video camera to shoot some of the nature trails up on Burnaby Mountain, not far from where I live. I invariably tell people "I live near Vancouver" as most know where that is - whereas Burnaby needs explaining. As luck would have it though, I found a great shot taken from the top of Burnaby Mountain, where you can not only see where I live now but even Washington State across the Canadian/US border...
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Rob Reiner's films represent a remarkably mixed bag. The best scripts he's chosen have made for rather good pictures ("Misery," "A Few Good Men," "When Harry Met Sally...") and the bad ones ended up being "North" and "The Bucket List". There have been a few filmmakers like Hitchcock who always managed to take their work's origin to the next level but I have my doubts even he could have made "Bucket's" digital journeys to the Taj Mahal/Himalayas interesting.