Isle of Dogs
As entertaining as it is to look at Isle of Dogs, I couldn’t get past Anderson’s usual clumsiness when dealing with minorities.
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A partial preview of films and guests scheduled for Ebertfest 2018.
Matt writes: After producing a half-century of vital and game-changing documentaries, the Chicago-based company Kartemquin Films scored its first nomination for Best Documentary this year at the Academy Awards. Steve James, the acclaimed director of "Hoop Dreams" and "Life Itself," earned the nomination for his latest riveting marvel, "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail." He also served as an executive producer on Laura Checkoway's astonishing documentary short, "Edith+Eddie," which received a well-deserved Oscar nomination this year as well. Prior to last Sunday's Oscar ceremony, I got to speak with Steve and Laura about their incredible work.
A report from the Oscar press room at the 90th Academy Awards.
Chaz writes to Roger about attending the Oscars without him.
The latest on Blu-ray and DVD including Coco, Darkest Hour, Murder on the Orient Express, and The Florida Project!
An update of the article dedicating Ebertfest 2018 to Roger Ebert and Mary Frances Fagan.
An interview with Steve James and Laura Checkoway, the Oscar-nominated directors of "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" and "Edith+Eddie," respectively.
Highlights from the 2018 Oxford Film Festival.
A history of Gary Oldman's performances.
An article about Ebertfest 2018 being dedicated to Roger Ebert and Mary Frances Fagan.
An interview with the writer/director of the Sundance hit "Sorry to Bother You".
A special edition of Thumbnails featuring coverage of Sundance 2018.
A review of two new projects from Kartemquin Films.
A story on a new series on spirituality and social justice at The Chicago Sun-Times, featuring one of our contributors.
A tribute to Brian Doan 1973-2017, Contributing Writer at RogerEbert.com
An article announcing the selection of the Roger Ebert Fellows for the Sundance Institute covering the Sundance Film Festival, January 18-28, 2018.
An article on the African American Film Critics Association Awards ("AAFCA") for 2017.
An interview with Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter, co-screenwriters of "The Disaster Artist."
Scout Tafoya celebrates "Margaret" in his latest video essay about maligned masterpieces.
A review of Netflix's "She's Gotta Have It," an adaptation of Spike Lee's 1986 film.
Matt writes: The twentieth anniversary of Ebertfest, the film festival co-founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Roger Ebert and his wife Chaz Ebert at the University of Illinois, College of Media, is slated to run from Wednesday, April 18th, through Sunday, April 22nd, next year. Passes for the festival are now on sale at the official sites of Ebertfest and its main venue, The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, Illinois.
An article about the 2017 recipients of the Governors Awards.
An article announcing the 20th Anniversary of Ebertfest April 18-22, 2018 and tickets on sale November 1st.
Matt writes: With so many potential Oscar contenders vying for one's attention this season, I'd like to take a moment and recommend one that I absolutely loved. It is "Novitiate," a brilliantly acted and provocative drama written and directed by Margaret Betts. It revolves around a group of young women training to be nuns while under the strict guidance of their Reverend Mother (played by Melissa Leo in an Oscar-worthy performance). The ensemble includes some of the finest emerging talent in modern cinema, including Margaret Qualley, Liana Liberato, Morgan Saylor and Maddie Hasson. The film is currently in limited release and should definitely be sought out.
A study of the 1965 film "The War Game" and its relevance a half-century later.