“Understated” isn’t a word you’d ordinarily use to describe a Jerry Bruckheimer production, but that’s surprisingly what 12 Strong ends up being.
Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor-in-Chief of RogerEbert.com. He is also the TV critic for New York Magazine and Vulture.com, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism. His writing on film and television has appeared in The New York Times, Salon.com, The New Republic and Sight and Sound. Seitz is the founder and original editor of the influential film blog The House Next Door, now a part of Slant Magazine, and the co-founder and original editor of Press Play, an IndieWire blog of film and TV criticism and video essays.
A Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker, Seitz has written, narrated, edited or produced over a hundred hours’ worth of video essays about cinema history and style for The Museum of the Moving Image, Salon.com and Vulture, among other outlets. His five-part 2009 video essay Wes Anderson: The Substance of Style was spun off into the hardcover book The Wes Anderson Collection. This book and its follow-up, The Wes Anderson Collection: Grand Budapest Hotel were New York Times bestsellers.
Other Seitz books include Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion, The Oliver Stone Experience, and TV (The Book). He is currently working on a novel, a children's film, and a book about the history of horror, co-authored with RogerEbert.com contributor Simon Abrams.
John Carpenter's 80s SF film may have outdated technology and outdated hair, but it hasn't aged a day.
Corinthians and the rodent.
One of the nastiest big-budget movies of its decade; its ugly charge hasn't dimmed.
Veteran director Brian De Palma talks about about his career in movies, suspense, sexism, television and comic books.
Separating the artist from the art isn't as easy as it sounds.
Reflections on a marriage, and what came after.
Why the Editors of RogerEbert.com chose today's 13 reviews to represent the breadth and talent of Roger Ebert on the anniversary of his passing.
30 Minutes on the latest by Jeff Nichols ("Take Shelter," "Mud").
I cannot in good conscience endorse the event at this moment by adding my name to the program.
The RogerEbert.com staff pick for the Oscar for the Best Picture of 2015.