Matt writes: The 2018 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal is screening many memorably eccentric features through August 1st, and Nick Allen has been there to cover it all for RogerEbert.com. Check out his coverage of such enticing titles as Yong-wan Kim's "Champion," Tim van Dammen's "Mega Time Squad," Darin Scott and Rusty Cundieff's "Tales from the Hood 2" and many more.
Interviews with Tilda Swinton, Julianne Moore, F. Murray Abraham and others at the 2014 Gotham Independent Film Awards.
Film festivals allow you to get way ahead on your movie viewing. At Sundance, Cannes, Telluride and Toronto you can see movies that will be released throughout the coming year and into the next. That's what Roger Ebert does every year, and here are some of the movies he's already written about for the next few months, into November....
PARK CITY, Utah – On the last day of Sundance 2006, I went to see one final film, named “Man Push Cart.” It was playing at 8:30 a.m. in the Prospector Square Theater, which is a large room filled with fairly comfortable folding chairs. The movie tells the story of a young man who was once a rock star in his native Pakistan, but now operates a stainless steel push cart on the streets of Manhattan, vending coffee, tea, muffins and bagels (“You want cream cheese?”).
PARK CITY, Utah - Since 1968, the MPAA Code and Ratings Administration has been an anonymous group enforcing secret guidelines on almost all movies seeking release in America. The difference between its R and NC-17 ratings can mean life or death for a movie. A rating can be appealed -- to another anonymous group, also with guidelines that are never made clear. The board's founder and great defender, Jack Valenti, explained for years that the movie raters were "ordinary parents" with young children, trying to advise other parents on how appropriate movies might be for younger viewers.