Just Getting Started
Just Getting Started never really gets going. It only kept me thinking, “Is this ever just going to finish?”
* 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.
As much as Matt can say about "Baby Driver" in 30 minutes at the keyboard.
A look back at the first feature directed by "Baby Driver" filmmaker Edgar Wright.
An interview with writer/director Edgar Wright about his heart-pumping action film, "Baby Driver."
A report from SDCC on an actor who has been in all three of the new "Star Trek" films. Well, sorta.
A report from Comic-Con 2016 on the world premiere of "Star Trek Beyond."
A preview of dozens of films coming out this summer.
The final trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has arrived.
An overview of the films that will be theatrically released in the 2015 fall season.
Scout Tafoya's series continues with a double feature of films by Peyton Reed.
A preview of dozens of films being released this Summer.
A report on Slamdance 2015.
A set visit to LAIKA's "The Box Trolls."
The latest interesting additions to Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon, and On Demand platforms in the Streaming Consumer Guide.
An exhaustive list of Top 10s by RogerEbert.com contributors.
The Oscars race has hit a holiday lull. It's a good time to pause and take stock of nominations.
A survey of selected films available now on Blu-ray.
Written and directed by Frank Darabont, TNT's noir mini-series is a remarkably accomplished and thoroughly enjoyable piece of work.
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.
Disney tries to win over gamers; Syria's fog of chemical war; a Bechdel Test for LGBT characters; the series HBO was considering over "The Sopranos"; Wallace Stroby on Elmore Leonard's legacy.
Jana Monji reports on the Comic-Con panel for the new movie "The World's End," from the team behind "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz."
Marie writes: I've been watching a lot of old movies lately, dissatisfied in general with the poverty of imagination currently on display at local cinemas. As anyone can blow something up with CGI - it takes no skill whatsoever and imo, is the default mode of every hack working in Hollywood these days. Whereas making a funny political satire in the United States about a Russian submarine running aground on a sandbank near a small island town off the coast of New England in 1966 during the height of the Cold War - and having local townsfolk help them escape in the end via a convoy of small boats, thereby protecting them from US Navy planes until they're safely out to sea? Now that's creative and in a wonderfully subversive way....
The use of drones and other machines for war or for surveillance has turned up as a subject in a surprisingly large number of summer blockbusters, including "Iron Man 3," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "Man Of Steel," and now "Pacific Rim."
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.
"As film exhibition in North America crowds itself ever more narrowly into predictable commercial fodder for an undemanding audience, we applaud those brave, free spirits who still hold faith with the unlimited potential of the cinema." - Roger
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....