A mostly pleasant surprise in a year that has produced a lack of stellar animated outings.
Glenn Kenny is the editor of A Galaxy Not So Far Away: Writers and Artists On 25 Years of ‘Star Wars’ (Holt, 2002) and the author of Robert De Niro: Anatomy of An Actor (Phaidon/Cahiers du Cinema, 2014). His writings on the arts have appeared in a wide variety of publications, which include the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, Humanities, and others. From the mid-1990s to the magazine’s 2007 folding, he was a senior editor and the chief film critic for Premiere. There he commissioned and edited pieces by David Foster Wallace, Tony Kushner, Martin Amis, William Prochnau, and other well-regarded writers. He also wrote early features on such soon-to-be-prominent motion picture figures as Paul Thomas Anderson and Billy Bob Thornton. He currently contributes film reviews and essays to RogerEbert.com and to Vanity Fair Online, Decider, the Criterion Collection website, and other outlets. He has made numerous television and radio appearances and appears as an actor in Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 film The Girlfriend Experience, and Preston Miller’s 2010 God’s Land. He was born in Fort Lee, New Jersey and has been a resident of Brooklyn since 1990; he lives in that borough with his wife.
A piece about The Alloy Orchestra in light of their Ebertfest presentation of "The Son of the Sheik".
The conversation about Woody Allen's personal and professional lives intertwining continues, but to what end?
My mom and I both loved the Master of Suspense—in ways that seem different but were, ultimately, not unrelated in the least.
Glenn Kenny comments on awards season, Sean Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, and the actual Oscars.
Oscar predictions and a commentary on the general state of disappointed malaise that seems to overtake Oscar bloggers this time of year.
The RogerEbert.com staff pick for Best Actor of 2014.
Glenn Kenny tries to provide some calm, reason, and perspective to today's major Oscar nominations.
An awards season skeptic on the Golden Globes.
A recap and guide to the most interesting Blu-rays of 2014.
A piece on Mystery Science Theater 3000's "Turkey Day Collection."