An article about New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi receiving the Ebert Director Award at the annual Toronto International Film Festival during the TIFF Tribute Gala Awards.
An article about the Black Harvest Film Festival celebrating its 25th anniversary at Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center, where it runs from August 3rd through the 29th.
The newest on Blu-ray and DVD, including Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star is Born, and Overlord.
Matt writes: With the 91st Academy Awards telecast scheduled to be broadcast this Sunday, February 24th, Collin Souter devotes his latest installment of Short Films in Focus to all of the shorts nominated for Oscars this year (and yes, ALL of the nominees deserve to be televised, as do the entirety of the winners' acceptance speeches in each category). One of the Best Documentary Short Subject nominees, Marshall Curry's "A Night at the Garden" is embedded below, and according to Souter, it appears to have "broken precedent" with its exceptionally brief running time (clocking in just over seven minutes in length).
The latest on streaming and Blu-ray, including Support the Girls, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Galveston, and The Magnificent Ambersons.
A closer look at the 13 reviews by Roger Ebert chosen for the front page today to mark the anniversary of Roger's passing and the Day4Empathy.
61 films from all 28 EU nations will screen this month at the Chicago European Union Film Festival.
Matt writes: This year's film festivals in Venice, Telluride and Toronto offered plenty of enticing titles set to open over the next few months, and RogerEbert.com publisher Chaz Ebert decided to highlight some of her favorites. In an essay entitled "Cupid Pierced My Tender Heart at the Movies," Ebert provides numerous recommendations, including captivating romances by Guillermo del Toro ("The Shape of Water"), Wim Wenders ("Submergence"), Paul McGuigan ("Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool") and Luca Guadagnino ("Call Me by Your Name").
A report on some good films coming your way from Telluride and Toronto this year.