Matt writes: On our annual Day4 Empathy commemorating the passing of Roger Ebert, our site's publisher Chaz Ebert penned a beautiful message wishing readers health, safety and compassion during the COVID-19 pandemic, while managing editor Brian Tallerico republished Roger's reviews of various films that we're watching during the quarantine. I later joined my fellow writers in recommending the films and shows we've been streaming at home (my choice was Hulu's addictive new series "Little Fires Everywhere," starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington).
An interview with director Gregory Nava about the re-release of his masterpiece, "El Norte," on Sunday, September 15th, courtesy of Fathom Events.
RogerEbert.com contributor Godfrey Cheshire talks about his new book Conversations with Kiarostami, a collection of his interviews with the legendary Iranian director.
An interview with film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum about his new two-volume book collection, Cinematic Encounters.
What's new on Netflix and Blu-ray, including The Meg, Crazy Rich Asians, and Blindspotting.
Matt writes: Ebertfest 2018 was a resounding success this year, featuring unforgettable conversations with Ava DuVernay, Julie Dash, Jeff "The Dude" Dowd, Kogonada, Andy Davis, Gregory Nava and many other extraordinary talents. Among the essential films screened this year were "American Splendor," "Rambling Rose," "Belle" and "13th," which earned one of the festival's biggest ovations.