What is most amazing about this film is how completely Spielberg serves his story. The movie is brilliantly acted, written, directed and seen. Individual scenes…
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An interview with director Matthew Heineman about his new Marie Colvin film, A Private War.
An in-depth look at what's playing this month at the Chicago International Film Festival.
An article about the 41st Mill Valley Film Festival honoring USC Annenberg associate professor Stacy L. Smith and devoting 45% of its lineup to films by women directors.
The latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including Beirut, Blockers, Love Simon, and A Wrinkle in Time.
An interview with director Brad Anderson about his new political thriller, "Beirut."
Chaz Ebert lists her favorite films of 2017.
110 independent films have been announced to premiere at next January's Sundance Film Festival.
Reviews from the Toronto International Film Festival of the latest by Louis C.K., Scott Cooper, Angela Robinson and Melanie Laurent.
Premieres at this weekend's Telluride Film Festival include the latest from Alexander Payne, Errol Morris, Greta Gerwig, Angelina Jolie, Guillermo del Toro and more.
An interview with David Oyelowo, star and producer of Amma Asante's "A United Kingdom."
A look at what's coming to theaters this January through April.
Nicholas Ray's domestic monster; Combustion cycle; Inside "Luke Cage"; Paul Cameron on "Westworld"; How to raise a trailblazing daughter.
A preview of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
A personal recap of the 2015 Critics Choice Movie Awards.
The official nominees along with some fun facts about this year's crop.
Predictions for the eight major categories in the 87th Annual Academy Awards.
Lists from our critics and contributors on the best of 2014.
A piece on the first wave of critics groups awards and some predictions for SAG and the Golden Globe nominees.
This is a dispatch about the first weekend of NYFF 2014, including Green's "La Sapienza" and Fincher's "Gone Girl".
A report on response to early Oscar favorites from TIFF 2014.
Edgar Wright, the director of "The World's End," talks about the dangers of nostalgia, his work on "Ant Man" and the amazing references some people think they see in his films.
Marie writes: There was a time when Animation was done by slaves with a brush in one hand and a beer in the other. Gary Larson's "Tales From the Far Side" (1994) was such a project. I should know; I worked on it. Produced by Marv Newland at his Vancouver studio "International Rocketship", it first aired as a CBS Halloween special (Larson threw a party for the crew at the Pan Pacific Hotel where we watched the film on a big screen) and was later entered into the 1995 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix. It spawned a sequel "Tales From the Far Side II" (1997) - I worked on that too. Here it is, below.
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: When I first learned of "Royal de Luxe" I let out a squeal of pure delight and immediately began building giant puppets inside my head, trying to imagine how it would look to see a whale or dragon moving down the street..."Based in Nantes, France, the street theatre company Royal de Luxe performs around the world, primarily using gigantic, elaborate marionettes to tell stories that take place over several days and wind through entire cities. Puppeteers maneuver the huge marionettes - some as tall as 12 meters (40 ft) - through streets, parks, and waterways, performing their story along the way." - the Atlantic
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