Sword of Trust
A likable throwback to the kind of rambling, character-driven 1990s indie comedies that the U.S. film industry barely releases to theaters anymore.
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The best performances of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
A review of three comp films from the first full day of Sundance 2019.
A look ahead at the 112 films that will play the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019.
A report on three TIFF premieres from the first day of the 2017 festival.
The latest on Blu-ray, including "American Honey," "Sully," "Snowden" and "The Magnificent Seven."
A look at the themes of David Mackenzie and Andrea Arnold's highly acclaimed films, two European examinations of America today.
An interview with actress Sasha Lane about making her screen debut in Andrea Arnold's "American Honey."
An extensive preview of 50 films coming out within the next four months, from "Sully" to "Toni Erdmann."
The first films announced for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
Top lessons from Cannes; How Jodie Foster stays real; Rave review of "American Honey"; Apocalyptic air hangs over Cannes; How Cannes turned into a frenzied mammoth.
Three more films from Cannes 2016, including the latest from Park Chan-wook and Andrea Arnold.
A preview of Cannes 2016.
An excerpt from the December 2014 issue of "Bright Wall/Dark Room."
Tragedy strikes at SXSW; Nebulous platitudes and James Franco; TV actors don't need movies; Connecting The Sopranos and Irreversible; Eviscerating Nymphomaniac: Vol I.
Harold Ramis dies at 69; A look at the state of film criticism; Method acting destroying the profession; Meryl Streep and the Oscars; Sex and the City ten years later.
An oral history of RoboCop; Sid Ceasar passes away; Shia LaBeouf has a new artistic endeavor; Social media sites as the front pages of the Internet; Roeper on Leno.
The comment on Godard's 'No Comment'; Polanski's victim offers some advice to Dylan Farrow; the comedy club theory of dictatorship; Shia's brand new bag.
"The Stream" finally may be drying up; Beyoncé the feminist; top 2013 horror films; Shia Labeouf ponies up; "Fraggle Rock" is still the best.
Marie writes: The West Coast is currently experiencing a heat wave and I have no air conditioning. That said, and despite it currently being 80F inside my apartment, at least the humidity is low. Although not so low, that I don't have a fan on my desk and big glass of ice tea at the ready. My apartment thankfully faces East and thus enjoys the shade after the sun has crossed the mid-point overhead. And albeit perverse in its irony, it's because it has been so hot lately that I've been in the mood to watch the following film again and which I highly recommend to anyone with taste and a discerning eye.
Marie writes: Now this is really neat. It made TIME's top 25 best blogs for 2012 and with good reason. Behold artist and photographer Gustaf Mantel's Tumblr blog "If we don't, remember me" - a collection of animated GIFs based on classic films. Only part of the image moves and in a single loop; they're sometimes called cinemagraphs. The results can be surprisingly moving. They also can't be embedded so you have to watch them on his blog. I already picked my favorite. :-)
Marie writes: According to the calendar, summer is now officially over (GASP!) and with its demise comes the first day of school. Not all embrace the occasion, however. Some wrap themselves proudly in capes of defiance and make a break for it - rightly believing that summer isn't over until the last Himalayan Blackberry has been picked and turned into freezer jam!
"Dear Mr. Spider;I am profoundly sorry to have taken you from your home in the woods, when I was picking Himalayan Blackberries on Monday afternoon. I didn't see you fall into my bucket and which was entirely my fault; I must have bumped into your web while reaching for a berry. Needless to say, I was surprised upon returning home with my bucket full, to suddenly see you there standing on a blackberry and looking up at me." - Marie
(photo recreation of incident)
Marie writes: club member Sandy Kahn has found some more auctions! Go here to download a free PDF copy of the catalog.
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO THE EBERT CLUB!