Just Getting Started
Just Getting Started never really gets going. It only kept me thinking, “Is this ever just going to finish?”
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"Barry Lyndon" is now available on Criterion Blu-ray.
Clowns are scary.
A piece on the structure of Dunkirk and how it impacts storytelling.
Leon Vitali, a "Barry Lyndon" actor who became one of Stanley Kubrick's closest collaborators, is the subject of a documentary in Cannes Classics.
An interview with immortal artist and director Lina Wertmuller, the focus of a new retrospective at Quad Cinema and of the new documentary "Behind the White Glasses."
In search of a more inclusive look at the best directors of all time.
An interview with Adam Nayman about his new book on director Ben Wheatley
An article announcing the winners of the newly published Roger Ebert Great Movies IV giveaway.
For the 39th installment in his video essay series about maligned masterworks, Scout Tafoya examines Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring."
A review of FX's fantastic new Marvel property, "Legion."
An interview with writer/director Kenneth Lonergan about "Manchester By the Sea."
Roger Ebert's The Great Movies IV, featuring his final 62 essays on films like "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and "Mulholland Dr," is now available for purchase.
Matt writes: Legendary French New Wave icon Agnès Varda was honored at the third annual Ebert Tribute ceremony during this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Brian Tallerico covered the event at RogerEbert.com, while Chaz Ebert assisted in putting together a Roger Favorites entry on Varda, compiling Roger's reviews of the director's work. Roger felt that Varda's 2008 film, "The Beaches of Agnès," contained “the most poetic shot about the cinema” that he had ever seen, in which “two old fishermen, who were young when she first filmed them, watch themselves on a screen” mounted on “an old market cart that they push through the nighttime streets of their village.”
Internet aids ignorance; Jerry Lewis at Paramount; African women redefining filmmaking; Malick's American genesis; Our diversity isn't looking very diverse.
The latest and greatest on Blu-ray, including "Eye in the Sky," "Only Yesterday," "The Mermaid" and more!
Lindsay MacKay on "Wet Bum"; Notes from the unashamed; "The Family" and the age of Hillary; Director and star of "Dheepan" on the refugee crisis; Anniversary of "The Shining."
A report on the Cannes press conference for Bob Rafelson's "The Postman Always Rings Twice."
Why the Editors of RogerEbert.com chose today's 13 reviews to represent the breadth and talent of Roger Ebert on the anniversary of his passing.
Albert Brooks on "Defending Your Life"; Profile of Frank Sinatra Jr.; Comic Con on the couch; Sean J.S. Jourdan on "Teddy Boy"; Sterling Hayden's towering screen presence.
A brief consideration of Michael and Mark Polish's Northfork, which will play Ebertfest 2016.
The RogerEbert.com staff pick for the Best Adapted Screenplay of 2015.
An in-depth preview of the upcoming 70mm film festival occurring at Chicago's Music Box Theatre from February 19 to March 10.
Sheila writes: The great Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki has enthralled audiences for 40 years with his beautiful and sensitive films, filled with supernatural elements, dream-like images, and a vibrant sense of the small moments that make up human existence. Video-essayist Lewis Bond (you can view more of his work here) created a short documentary about Miyazaki called "Hayao Miyazaki: The Essence of Humanity." Here it is, in full. Enjoy!
The latest and greatest on Blu-ray and DVD, including "Bridge of Spies," "Chi-Raq," "Suffragette," "Truth" and more.
An interview with experimental filmmaker Mark Rappaport.