Susan Wloszczyna spent much of her nearly 30 years at USA TODAY as a senior entertainment reporter doing her dream job: Visiting the New Zealand film set of "The Lord of the Rings," being a zombie extra in George Romero’s "Land of the Dead" and interviewing countless show biz figures including icons (Vincent Price, Shirley Temple, Peter O’Toole, Mr. Rogers), A-list stars (George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Sandra Bullock, Denzel Washington) and big-name filmmakers (Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Jane Campion, Nancy Meyers, Spike Lee, Wes Anderson and Alexander Payne).
Her positions at the newspaper included being a film reviewer for twelve years as well as the Life section copy desk chief. Now unchained from the grind of daily journalism, she is ready to view the world of movies with fresh eyes.
Our first profile of Ebertfest attendees for 2015 is Stan Lanning.
An interview with the director "Lambert & Stamp", James D. Cooper.
The RogerEbert.com pick for the Best Director of 2014.
A report from the Athena Film Festival 2015.
A feature on Bing Crosby, including an interview with the director of a special "American Masters" about the legendary actor.
An interview with Benedict Cumberbatch.
An interview with Oscar winner Hilary Swank, star of Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman."
An interview with Eddie Redmayne, star of James Marsh's "The Theory of Everything."
An interview with Jessica Chastain, star of "Miss Julie," opening tonight at the Chicago International Film Festival.