The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash
A solid documentary about a great musician, with passages of greatness.
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A dispatch from the New York Film Festival on the latest from Diao Yinan, Pedro Costa, Albert Serra and more.
An essay about questions raised by Julius Onah's Luce.
An article about the Chicago Stories Gala presented by Victory Gardens Theater on October 5th, 2019, showcasing debuting playwrights Chaz Ebert and Stacy Janiak, honoring Justina Machado and Phillipa Soo and featuring presenter Steve James, among others.
A preview of Friday's Ebert Symposium panels on Diversity in Journalism and National Hispanic Heritage Month.
A preview of Friday's Ebert Symposium panel on Diversity in Advertising & Communication.
A review of the series reboot of the George A. Romero classic Creepshow.
A preview of Friday's Ebert Symposium Keynote Speech, Diversity in Film panel and lunchtime VR experiences.
Veronica Cartwright on "The Field"; Musso & Frank turns 100, Silent films' universally accessible power; 'Mrs. Maisel' actresses battle restraints on women; In defense of "The Fanatic."
An article about the second Ebert Symposium scheduled for Friday, September 27th in Champaign, Illinois, with special guests including "El Norte" filmmaker Gregory Nava and Dr. Stacy L. Smith, founder of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.
Matt writes: The Toronto International Film Festival came to a close this past Sunday, and RogerEbert.com was there to cover all the highlights.
An interview with director Gregory Nava about the re-release of his masterpiece, "El Norte," on Sunday, September 15th, courtesy of Fathom Events.
An article about the re-release of Gregory Nava's "El Norte" on Sunday, September 15th, kicking off a week of special coverage in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Chicago Film Critics Association is saddened to report the loss of two of our members, David Schultz and Andrea Gronvall.
An article about the second annual Ebert Symposium, "Creating an Inclusive Cinema and Media Ecosystem," scheduled for Friday, September 27th at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
Floor Adams on "Mind My Mind"; Alex Thompson and Kelly O'Sullivan; Movie Spoilers; Julia Louis-Dreyfus on "Veep"; Magic of the McHenry Outdoor Theater.
The August excerpt from BWDR is on Clue.
Matt writes: On August 11th, the African American Film Critics Association held its inaugural TV Honors ceremony, co-hosted by AAFCA president Gil Robertson IV and RogerEbert.com publisher Chaz Ebert. Ava DuVernay's Netflix series, "When They See Us," about the exonerated Central Park Five, earned four accolades, including Best Limited Series, Best Writing, Best Ensemble and Best Breakthrough Performance (the brilliant Jharrel Jerome).
An article about the inaugural AAFCA TV Honors ceremony held last Sunday, August 11th, in Marina Del Rey.
The Limey is the point when Soderbergh confidently admitted his comfort zone is the genre film.
An article about New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi receiving the Ebert Director Award at the annual Toronto International Film Festival during the TIFF Tribute Gala Awards.
Matt writes: This Thursday, July 25th, and next Tuesday, July 30th, the 1979 classic, "The Muppet Movie," produced by Jim Henson and directed by James Frawley, will be returning to the big screen for its 40th anniversary, courtesy of Fathom Events. Roger Ebert was among the film's many admirers, as evidenced by his enthusiastic review. I had the tremendous honor of getting to interview one of my lifelong heroes, Dave Goelz (a.k.a. The Great Gonzo), about his experience working with Henson & Co. as well as the spiritual and philosophical power of The Muppets. We also discussed the upcoming Netflix series, "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance," which premieres on August 30th, and serves as a prequel to Henson's audacious 1982 fantasy, "The Dark Crystal" (Goelz performs in both).
An interview with Dave Goelz, a.k.a. Gonzo in "The Muppet Movie," which returns to theaters on July 25th and July 30th, courtesy of Fathom Events.
A video featuring Chicago City Council declaring Friday, July 12th, 2005, as Roger Ebert Day in Chicago.
A look at the Mendocino Film Festival and conversation with Program Director Claudia Puig.
Matt writes: Over this past Fourth of July weekend, we were saddened to learn of the passing of an enormously influential icon in the Chicago film community, Milos Stehlik (1949-2019), co-founder of Facets Multimedia, who passed away on Saturday at age 70. Chaz Ebert hailed him as one of cinema's biggest advocates and humanitarians.