Matt writes: The 2020 Sundance Film Festival came to a close this past Sunday, and RogerEbert.com was there to cover all the highlights. Check out our official table of contents to skim through our complete line-up of dispatches penned by Brian Tallerico, Nick Allen, Carlos Aguilar, Monica Castillo, Robert Daniels and Tomris Laffly, as well as interviews with such talents as Bo Burnham, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell, Eliza Hittman, Carey Mulligan and Justin Simien.
An interview with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell, stars of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash's Downhill, which had its world premiere at Sundance 2020.
An interview with John C. Reilly about his performance as Oliver Hardy in the Laurel and Hardy film, Stan & Ollie.
An interview with the Oscar-nominated actor about producing and co-starring in Jacques Audiard's unusual Western, The Sisters Brothers.
The latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including "The House," "Baby Driver," "The Beguiled," "American Gods," "The Good Place," and Orson Welles' "Othello."
An interview with Mexican superstar Eugenio Derbez about his English-language breakout, "How to Be a Latin Lover," remaking "Being There" and more.
An interview with actor Charlie Day and director Richie Keen about their new comedy, "Fist Fight."
An extensive preview of 50 films coming out within the next four months, from "Sully" to "Toni Erdmann."
Actors with "A-list" name recognition continue to migrate to television. "True Detective" uses Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to make great television.
"Anchroman 2: The Legend Conitunes" director Adam McKay talks about Mel Brooks, 1980s television news and Ron Burgundy's pet shark.
Marie writes: The West Coast is currently experiencing a heat wave and I have no air conditioning. That said, and despite it currently being 80F inside my apartment, at least the humidity is low. Although not so low, that I don't have a fan on my desk and big glass of ice tea at the ready. My apartment thankfully faces East and thus enjoys the shade after the sun has crossed the mid-point overhead. And albeit perverse in its irony, it's because it has been so hot lately that I've been in the mood to watch the following film again and which I highly recommend to anyone with taste and a discerning eye.
Marie writes: There was a time when Animation was done by slaves with a brush in one hand and a beer in the other. Gary Larson's "Tales From the Far Side" (1994) was such a project. I should know; I worked on it. Produced by Marv Newland at his Vancouver studio "International Rocketship", it first aired as a CBS Halloween special (Larson threw a party for the crew at the Pan Pacific Hotel where we watched the film on a big screen) and was later entered into the 1995 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix. It spawned a sequel "Tales From the Far Side II" (1997) - I worked on that too. Here it is, below.