A mostly pleasant surprise in a year that has produced a lack of stellar animated outings.
A native of Chicago, Sam lives and works in San Francisco as a journalist and student at San Francisco State University. He's the founder of Movie Mezzanine, residential film critic for SF Bay and member of the OFCS. He also happens to be (consistently) illogically idealistic about everything (save for politics).
Day four of Ebertfest included a complex portrait of a basketball star, three films about the impact of television and much more.
A report on the first day of Ebertfest.
An interview with the director of Sundance hit "Dark Night."
A fest dispatch on three films from late in TIFF, including "Stonewall " and the closing night of Midnight Madness, "The Final Girls".
Three films from TIFF, including "Families" and "I Smile Back".
Reflecting on Ebertfest 2015.
An interview with film critic and director Godfrey Cheshire.
Awarding Jason Segel the "Spit Take" award and discussing The End of the Tour.
An interview with "Goodbye to Language" actress Héloïse Godet from the 17th annual Ebertfest.
Diving into the wild sensory experience that is Goodbye to Language, which opened Ebertfest last night.