“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.
Read her answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.
A tribute to the legendary Harry Dean Stanton.
An interview with author Charles Taylor about his new book.
Sheila O'Malley on the art of Joan Crawford, as displayed in a new restoration of 1952's "Sudden Fear."
An interview with the legendary Sam Schacht about the art of Method Acting.
A book review of Edward Sorel's "Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936."
A tribute to the late Carrie Fisher.
A report from the Hawaii International Film Festival on the second annual Ebert Young Writers Program for the Arts, mentored by our resident critic Sheila O'Malley.
Sheila writes: Slate reached out to more than 20 prominent film-makers, film critics, scholars, for their favorite movies by black film-makers. The result of that survey is an indispensable list of films, some iconic, some underground hits or cult favorites, and some criminally underseen: The Black Film Canon. There's a fantastic accompanying the video: The Black Film Canon Supercut.
Sheila writes: The Cannes Film Festival is up and running and Rogerebert.com is there! You can check out Rogerebert.com's full coverage in the Table of Contents for the film festival. That post will be updated as more dispatches come in. There is video footage as well, including a memorable moment when Chaz Ebert asked a question at the "Money Monster" press conference. Finally, "Two Weeks in the Midday Sun," Roger Ebert's 1987 book about the Cannes Film Festival, was re-released in May, just in time for the 2016 festival. The re-release has a foreword written by Martin Scorsese, which you can read here.