May not be the novel revelation that its predecessor was, but it has its heart—and its stomach—in the right place.
* 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.
A celebration of Dario Argento's masterpiece and an interview with Jessica Harper.
A look at the career of Willem Dafoe.
A look back at the first feature directed by "Baby Driver" filmmaker Edgar Wright.
An interview with Ana Lily Amirpour, writer/director of "The Bad Batch."
An article about the reissue of "Two Weeks in the Midday Sun."
Glenn Kenny on new films from Ana Lily Amirpour and Andrew Dominik.
An interview with director Joe Dante about "The Movie Orgy" and his film series currently running at BAMcinématek.
Decline of middle-class films; Hunter S. Thompson's son speaks out; Tarantino's inner movie nerd must be stopped; Rob Schenck on guns and religion; Jean-Pierre Léaud on "The 400 Blows."
A review of two good new shows: Hulu's "Casual" and Amazon's "Red Oaks".
Debut of a new feature wherein Matt writes for exactly 30 minutes about a movie and then publishes whatever he's got. First up: John Woo's "The Killer."
An overview of the Mad Max movies as we head toward Fury Road.
A remembrance of Richard Corliss by Richard T. Jameson, who wrote for Film Comment under Corliss, then later was his editor.
This month's Unloved looks at two films deemed disasters: Michael Cimino's "Heaven's Gate" and Gore Verbinski's "The Lone Ranger"
An excerpt from Adrian's Martin's Mise en scène and Film Style: From Classical Hollywood to New Media Art.
A recap and guide to the most interesting Blu-rays of 2014.
A holiday gift guide compiling RogerEbert.com's reviews of Blu-ray/DVD releases and boxed sets and a few more books from 2014.
Interviews with Tilda Swinton, Julianne Moore, F. Murray Abraham and others at the 2014 Gotham Independent Film Awards.
What do the Quentin Tarantino and Interstellar stories say about the growing divisions between celluloid lovers and digital projection?
Catching up with Treat Williams and William Forsythe on the NYFF screening of and Blu-ray release of "Once Upon a Time in America."
An obituary for actor Eli Wallach.
May 2014 Blu-rays of note.
A survey of selected films available now on Blu-ray.
Triceratops never existed; Coppola and DePalma betwixt passions; 8 books every educated person should read; the Syrian rebel problem; The Last Temptation of Christ revisited; Herzog + Morris.
Sheila writes: The glamorous days of air travel were already on their way out by the time I first stepped foot on an airplane (Aer Lingus, 1980) so I have always been fascinated by glimpses of what traveling by plane used to be like: the linens, the cocktail glasses, the curtains, the elegance! I came across a piece about a man, Anthony Toth, who had such a sense of nostalgia for those bygone days that he built a partial replica of a Pan Am 747 in a warehouse in Redondo Beach, where he lives. At first, the replica was in his garage, but then he realized he needed to build an upper level, so he moved the entire thing to a warehouse, where it still sits today. The local press picked up on the story, and it created such interest that you can now visit and have dinner, Pan Am style.
Quentin Tarantino has found his actor in Christoph Waltz -- someone who can speak Tarantinian fluently and still make it his own. When Waltz uses a self-consciously ostentatious word like "ascertain" (as in, "I was simply trying to ascertain..." -- the kind of verbiage QT is as likely to put in the mouth of a lowlife crook as a German dentist, or a Francophile plantation slavemaster, for that matter), it sounds right. As someone to whom Tarantino's dialog often sounds cliche-ridden and cutesy, it's a pleasure to hear Waltz saying the words in character rather than simply as a mouthpiece for the writer-director.
Oh, stop. This isn't sounding the way I want it to.