Zombieland: Double Tap
The vast majority of sequels are unnecessary, but Zombieland: Double Tap feels particularly so, especially coming out a decade after the original.
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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Matt writes: Today marks the final day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which began on September 15th. In addition to our roundup of coverage celebrating the work of Hispanic filmmakers, particularly Gregory Nava's "El Norte," in this special edition of Thumbnails, make sure to read our contributor Aaron Aradillas' new interview with the legendary actor Edward James Olmos about his work in "Stand and Deliver," "Battlestar Galactica" and much more.
A special edition of Thumbnails spotlighting coverage of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Matt writes: Last month's Venice Film Festival presented its top prize to this week's most anticipated wide release, Todd Phillips' "Joker" (starring Joaquin Phoenix), a film that has received polarizing reviews from critics, including those featured on our site.
An interview with Stanley Nelson, director of "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool," premiering at Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center on Friday, October 4th with the filmmaker in attendance.
Veronica Cartwright on "The Field"; Musso & Frank turns 100, Silent films' universally accessible power; 'Mrs. Maisel' actresses battle restraints on women; In defense of "The Fanatic."
Matt writes: The Toronto International Film Festival came to a close this past Sunday, and RogerEbert.com was there to cover all the highlights.
An interview with director Gregory Nava about the re-release of his masterpiece, "El Norte," on Sunday, September 15th, courtesy of Fathom Events.
Matt writes: Labor Day weekend has kicked off the official start of awards season, with film festivals in Venice and Telluride currently underway and Toronto following close behind on September 5th. Go to RogerEbert.com over the next couple weeks for our daily dispatches, beginning with Glenn Kenny's coverage of the Venice Film Festival, including his enticing preview and review of Roman Polanski's latest film, "J'Accuse."
Floor Adams on "Mind My Mind"; Alex Thompson and Kelly O'Sullivan; Movie Spoilers; Julia Louis-Dreyfus on "Veep"; Magic of the McHenry Outdoor Theater.
A review of Netflix's astonishing The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.