The Kid Who Would Be King
The Kid Who Would Be King is good where it counts most.
* This filmography is not intended to be a comprehensive list of this artist’s work. Instead it reflects the films this person has been involved with that have been reviewed on this site.
New films on Blu-ray and streaming, including BlacKkKlansman, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, and The Incredibles 2.
Rosanna Arquette’s 2002 documentary “Searching for Debra Winger” is so much more salient now in light of the recent reckoning, if a little more difficult to watch.
No character in “Blade Runner 2049” is more relatably human than Luv.
The 25 films we're most excited to see during the fall of 2017.
The best of the 2016-17 TV season in Emmy ballot form.
In praise of the women in front of and behind the camera on "Wonder Woman."
On the 4DX experience, "Wonder Woman," and the magic of movies.
25 films we can't wait to check out during the summer movie season.
A TV critic's picks for the best TV of 2015-16.
An interview with director Rebecca Miller about her film "Maggie's Plan."
Meryl Streep's tragic romance; Algorithm killed Relativity Media; David Milch stays in the game; Appreciation of "Nine Lives"; Veronica Cartwright on "Alien."
New titles on Blu-ray and DVD including "The Martian," "Mr. Robot" and "Straight Outta Compton."
An article on the 2016 Golden Globe nominees.
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.
What should be nominated for Emmys this year? Let us guide the way.
A bi-weekly feature on the best new streaming and Blu-ray releases, including "Comet," "L'Avventura," "Les Blank: Always For Pleasure," "Starry Eyes," and more.
An interview with Cary Elwes about "The Princess Bride."
Picks for the best of the 2013-14 television season, in the form of a Dream Emmy ballot.
Highlights and schedule for the 2014 Chicago Critics Film Festival.
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: As some of you may have heard, a fireball lit up the skies over Russia on February 15, 2013 when a meteoroid entered Earth's atmosphere. Around the same time, I was outside with my spiffy new digital camera - the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS. And albeit small, it's got a built-in 20x zoom lens. I was actually able to photograph the surface of the moon!
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It seems to be an unwritten rule that every superhero origin movie should have a scene in which the main character excitedly experiments with his or her powers before fully donning the mantle of the titular hero.
Consider the scene from "Spider-Man" in which Peter Parker scales walls and jumps from building to building joyously, or the one from "Iron Man" in which a reckless Tony Stark flies too far into the higher reaches of the atmosphere just to break that altitude record, or that scene from "Superman" in which the young Clark Kent races with a train.
This prickly film haunts me. I am now older than James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, and Malcolm X. I am at that age where the infinite world of my childhood bedroom is now replaced by a complicated mass of interwoven needs, wants, and concerns. The soundtrack of my youth is a summer of wind blowing through fragile leaves, with katydids buzzing along. The rattling taps of rain on our roof has now given way to the plastic clicking of this keyboard and various other mechanical monsters. Under it all is an ongoing hiss of noise. I also sometimes fall into that trap of looking at today through the telescope of an idealized yesterday; that outlook is a slick valley that is difficult to climb out of and easy to slide back into. Jack Nicholson in Sean Penn's"The Pledge" (2001) is likewise watching the world change. More than that, he is watching his world slip away from him.