Matt writes: "The first time I saw 'The Straight Story,' I focused on the foreground and liked it. The second time I focused on the background, too, and loved it. The movie isn't just about the old Alvin Straight's odyssey through the sleepy towns and rural districts of the Midwest, but about the people he finds to listen and care for him. You'd think it was a fantasy, this kindness of strangers, if the movie weren't based on a true story." These are the opening lines of Roger Ebert's four-star review of David Lynch's 1999 masterpiece, "The Straight Story," which was recently given a moving new analysis from our contributor Abby Olcese.
Our final NY dispatch on three films from the 2020 festival, including one starring Michelle Pfeiffer and the latest from Pedro Almodovar.
Chaz Ebert reports on "The Beguiled," "Good Time," "In the Fade" and more in her fifth video dispatch from Cannes 2017.
A piece on progress in who gets to tell stories reflected in films like Can You Forgive Me?, Late Night, The Souvenir, Revenge, and more.
As Bo Burnham’s examination of middle school malaise “Eighth Grade” hits cinemas, it’s worth considering the breadth of films that examine the teenage experience.
Our eighth and final video dispatch from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival includes tributes to cinematographer Ed Lachman and the late sports writer William Nack.
A closer look at the 13 reviews by Roger Ebert chosen for the front page today to mark the anniversary of Roger's passing and the Day4Empathy.
A deep look at Phantom Thread and how it examines the relationship between model and designer.