Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Despite flashes of inspiration, this sequel to the unexpectedly compelling Maleficent can't seem to get out of its own way.
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Matt writes: Last month's Venice Film Festival presented its top prize to this week's most anticipated wide release, Todd Phillips' "Joker" (starring Joaquin Phoenix), a film that has received polarizing reviews from critics, including those featured on our site.
An article about the Chicago Stories Gala presented by Victory Gardens Theater on October 5th, 2019, showcasing debuting playwrights Chaz Ebert and Stacy Janiak, honoring Justina Machado and Phillipa Soo and featuring presenter Steve James, among others.
Reviews of two docs from Tribeca.
Why we chose 13 reviews about empathy, compassion, kindness, and understanding for 2019's Day4Empathy.
The best in television for the year.
Chaz Ebert reveals her list of movies from 2018 to see before awards season 2019.
Matt writes: The 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, which wrapped on September 16th, had so many enticing selections guaranteed to be major contenders this awards season, and RogerEbert.com was there to cover them all.
An interview with Leslie Simmer, David E. Simpson and Alanna Schmelter, co-editors of "America to Me."
An interview with director Steve James about his new docuseries, America to Me.
An interview with Bing Liu, director of "Minding the Gap."
An article about "Life Itself" being included in IndieWire's Critics Survey selecting the best biographical documentaries ever made.
An article about the July 14th gala honoring Chicago International Film Festival founder and CEO Michael Kutza.
An article about Steve James, the American Film Institute's 2018 Guggenheim Honoree .
A video recap of the first few days of Cannes 2018.
A recap of Day 4 & 5 of Ebertfest 2018.
A collection of memories from fans of Roger Ebert.
Matt writes: After producing a half-century of vital and game-changing documentaries, the Chicago-based company Kartemquin Films scored its first nomination for Best Documentary this year at the Academy Awards. Steve James, the acclaimed director of "Hoop Dreams" and "Life Itself," earned the nomination for his latest riveting marvel, "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail." He also served as an executive producer on Laura Checkoway's astonishing documentary short, "Edith+Eddie," which received a well-deserved Oscar nomination this year as well. Prior to last Sunday's Oscar ceremony, I got to speak with Steve and Laura about their incredible work.
An interview with Steve James and Laura Checkoway, the Oscar-nominated directors of "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" and "Edith+Eddie," respectively.
Chaz Ebert reflects on her experiences as a member of the U.S. documentary jury at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
An article about the 2018 Academy Award nominees.
An article congratulating the 2018 Oscar nominees including Steve James.
A review of two new projects from Kartemquin Films.
Part 2 of Chaz Ebert's "Best Of" list ranking the best Documentaries of 2017 in alphabetical order
An article about this year's Heartland Film Festival, running October 12-22.
An article about Roger Ebert's August 19th induction ceremony into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame at the American Writers Museum and reprint of lovely speech by Milos Stehlik