I Lost My Body
A visually sumptuous slice of macabre storytelling that works best when it uses its director’s magical sense of composition and less when it feels weighed…
Matt Fagerholm is an Assistant Editor at RogerEbert.com and is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. He
spent four years writing film reviews and interviews for
HollywoodChicago.com and has contributed to a variety of publications
including Time Out Chicago, The A.V. Club and Magill's Cinema Annual. His writing/editing experience includes serving as Assistant A&E Editor at the Columbia Chronicle and a full-time writer at the Woodstock Independent. He is a monthly guest on Vocalo radio's The Morning AMp program, and is also the founder of Indie Outlook, a blog and podcast featuring
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A report from the Oscar press room at the 91st Academy Awards.
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).
An interview with Stephen Merchant, writer/director of "Fighting with My Family."
Morgan Saylor on "Anywhere With You"; Oscar hopeful Caleb Deschanel; Problem with "Extremely Wicked"; Soderbergh on Netflix; 11 influential facts about "A Woman Under the Influence."
Matt writes: Though the 2019 Sundance Film Festival wrapped this past Sunday, RogerEbert.com is still adding to its coverage of the various cinematic highlights, all of which can be found in our official Table of Contents. There you will find reviews and interviews penned by Brian Tallerico, Nick Allen, Tomris Laffly and Monica Castillo, as well as special dispatches from this year's trio of Ebert Fellows: Niani Scott, Whitney A. Spencer and Tiffany Walden.
An interview with Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss and Deborah Kolar, daughter of Robert Shaw, about Steven Spielberg's "Jaws."
Anton Yelchin's parents speak out; 80th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz"; R.I.P. Stephen Reinhardt; "Vice" and the creation of historical narratives; Aaron Sorkin on William Goldman.
Matt writes: In honor of the nominees being announced this morning for the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, let's analyze perhaps the most important "Oscar movie" of all time, "A Star Is Born." Bradley Cooper's awards contender is the fifth screen version of the story, and though it is a remarkable achievement in its own right, the best of them all still remains George Cukor's 1954 masterpiece starring Judy Garland in the greatest performance of her career.
An essay about the five screen versions of "A Star Is Born," and why George Cukor's 1954 masterpiece still reigns supreme.
Emma González's confidence; Cost of erasing cyber-reality; Barry Jenkins on "Beale Street"; Becoming parents; Oakton College's pop-up film festival.