Seeing Lopez’s best screen work since her early heyday of Selena and Out of Sight isn’t the only reason to check out writer/director Lorene Scafaria’s…
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Who and what you should nominate for Emmys this year.
A special edition of Thumbnails celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
An article about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet scheduled for August 9th.
The winners of the 75th annual Golden Globes.
An article about the 2018 nominees of the Golden Globe Awards.
Matt writes: Chaz Ebert commemorated the 25th anniversary of her marriage to Roger on July 18th by republishing his unforgettable essay, "Roger Loves Chaz." She accompanied the post with various rarely seen wedding photos as well as the following video embedded below (entitled Joy).
The best of the 2016-17 TV season in Emmy ballot form.
The screenings of "De-Lovely," "Pleasantville," "Varieté" and "July and Half of August" at Ebertfest 2017.
Day four of Ebertfest included a complex portrait of a basketball star, three films about the impact of television and much more.
An article announcing the final slate of films scheduled to be screened at Ebertfest 2017.
A TV critic's picks for the best TV of 2015-16.
An article about films that have moved me in 2015, including "Room," "99 Homes" and "He Named Me Malala."
A review of season two of FX's "Fargo."
A review of "Room," starring Brie Larson.
An overview of the films that will be theatrically released in the 2015 fall season.
A recap of the awards winners of the 2014 Chicago International Film Festival.
Zach Braff, writer/director/star of "Wish I Was Here" on his latest film.
Picks for the best of the 2013-14 television season, in the form of a Dream Emmy ballot.
May 2014 Blu-rays of note.
Actors with "A-list" name recognition continue to migrate to television. "True Detective" uses Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to make great television.
Marie writes: As the dog days of summer slowly creep towards September and Toronto starts getting ready for TIFF 2013, bringing with it the promise of unique and interesting foreign films, it brought to mind an old favorite, namely The Red Balloon; a thirty-four minute short which follows the adventures of a young boy who one day finds a sentient red balloon. Filmed in the Menilmontant neighborhood of Paris and directed by French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse, The Red Balloon went on to win numerous awards and has since become a much-beloved Children's Classic.
Marie writes: I was looking for something to make Roger laugh, when the phone rang. It was a bad connection, but this much I did hear: "Roger has died." That's how I learned he was gone, and my first thought was of the cruel and unfair timing of it. He'd been on the verge of realizing a life long dream: to be the captain of his own ship.
With the 2013 Oscarcast moved up to Feb. 24, movie fans are already in a lather over the possible nominees, especially since again this year there can be "up to" ten finalists in the Best Picture category. I claim no inside knowledge (I'm still waiting to hear from my friend Deep Oscar), but it's never too early to speculate.
I know I've seen something atonishing, and I know I'm not ready to review it. "Cloud Atlas," by the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer, is a film of limitless imagination, breathtaking visuals and fearless scope. I have no idea what it's about. It interweaves six principal stories spanning centuries--three for sure, maybe four. It uses the same actors in most of those stories. Assigning multiple roles to actors is described as an inspiration by the filmmakers to help us follow threads through the different stories. But the makeup is so painstaking and effective that much of the time we may not realize we're seeing the same actors. Nor did I sense the threads.
Marie writes: As TIFF 2012 enters its last week and the Grand Poobah nurses his shoulder in Chicago (having returned home early for that reason) the Newsletter presents the final installment of Festival trailers. There was a lot to chose from, so many in fact there was no room for theatrical releases; they'll return next week. Meanwhile, enjoy!