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The film invites us to observe its characters, to hear their inner voices, to see what they see and to challenge our own preconceived notions…

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"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Sheila O'Malley

Sheila O'Malley received a BFA in Theatre from the University of Rhode Island and a Master's in Acting from the Actors Studio MFA Program. Along with Rogerebert.com, her work has also appeared in Film Comment, The Dissolve, Masters of Cinema, Movie Mezzanine, Flavorwire, Capital New York, Fandor, Press Play, and Bright Wall/Dark Room.  She has contributed video and print essays for various releases from The Criterion Collection. O’Malley wrote the narration (read by Angelina Jolie) for the Governors Awards Lifetime Achievement tribute reel to legendary actress Gena Rowlands. O’Malley also wrote the narration for the Governors Awards tribute to editor Anne Coates’, played at the 2016 Governors Awards. O’Malley writes about actors, movies, and Elvis Presley at her personal site, The Sheila Variations. A short film she wrote, "July and Half of August,” premiered at the 2016 Albuquerque Film and Music Experience.


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#220 May 28, 2014

Sheila writes: I came across a funny video with human re-enactments of moments from Disney films that would seem totally creepy removed from the Disney context. I think my favorite is the Lion King moment, but there are some other really good ones. Enjoy!

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#218 May 14, 2014

Sheila writes: One of the Criterion Collection's recent releases is Billy Wilder's 1951 film "Ace in the Hole", starring Kirk Douglas in one of his best performances. It was Wilder's follow-up to "Sunset Boulevard," and the two films, taken together, are a scathing indictment of certain aspects of American culture and American life. Spike Lee is a huge admirer of Wilder's films, "Ace in the Hole" in particular (which was originally called "The Big Carnival"), and in the special features for the Criterion release, Lee speaks about the film, and about meeting Wilder.

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#217 May 7, 2014

Sheila writes: I was just having a conversation the other day with a friend about crows. She had had a professor in college who was fascinated by them and he passed that love on to her. She bombarded me with interesting information about crows. So when I came across this clip, from the BBC's series "Inside the Animal Mind," I had to watch. To quote the gentleman in the clip, this is "remarkable": the crow as the ultimate "problem-solver."

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#216 April 30, 2014

Sheila writes: The 16th annual Roger Ebert Film Festival was a huge success. To those Ebert Club members who sought me out to say Hello, or who came to the Meet and Greet, it was so nice to get a chance to talk with you! Thank you! I would love to hear your impressions of the Festival, if you care to share. What were your favorite films? Did you attend any of the panels? What were the highlights for you? And for those of you who were not there, here is a Table of Contents page with all of the dispatches from the festival written by various Rogerebert.com contributors. It was a great time, and Chaz, as always, was a wonderful organizer and emcee. Of course, Roger was so missed. You cannot help but miss his presence. It is a beautiful thing, though, to know that the tradition will live on.

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#215 April 23, 2014

Sheila writes: Those of you attending Ebertfest, a note from Chaz:We will have our annual Ebert Club Meet and Greet at the Roger Ebert Film Festival, Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8 am - 10 am in the Illini Union, General Lounge. Also invited are the Far Flung Correspondents and writers from Rogerebert.com. I look forward to seeing you there!

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#214 April 16, 2014

Sheila writes: It was announced last week that the statue of Roger Ebert (created by artist Rick Harney) will be unveiled in a ceremony during the second day of Ebertfest, Thursday, April 24, at 12 p.m. The statue will live outside the famed Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois. You can read more about the statue here, as well as further details about the ceremony. There is also information there about how you can help fund the sculpture.

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#213 April 9, 2014

Sheila writes: Anyone with even a glancing familiarity with Roger Ebert's work will know how he felt about director Werner Herzog, the man and his films. Last week, Kevin Lee (critic, video essayist and Ebert friend and colleague), put together a fantastic video essay over at Fandor's Keyframe about Herzog's "Aguirre, the Wrath of God," using Roger Ebert's words about the film as a structure, almost as though it is a commentary track. You can read Kevin's words and watch the video at Keyframe.

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