In Memoriam 1942 – 2013 “Roger Ebert loved movies.”

RogerEbert.com

Thumb large ouygaatyh4jzithj6fi3uyf31ri

Wonder

You’ll shed a tear or two—especially if you’re a parent—and they’ll be totally earned.

Thumb mv5bztg3yteznjytzty2ns00yjnmltlhnjutzti2m2e5ndi4m2njxkeyxkfqcgdeqxvymzi3mdezmzm . v1 sy1000 cr0 0 675 1000 al

Mudbound

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…

Other Reviews
Review Archives
Thumb xbepftvyieurxopaxyzgtgtkwgw

Ballad of Narayama

"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…

Other Reviews
Great Movie Archives
Other Articles
Chaz's Journal Archives
Other Articles
Channel Archives

Unfair shrug to Atlas

From James Burke:

Former Southside Chicagoan here. I have a credit on "Atlas Shrugged" for some brief work on the film, but have no gain here, or Tea Party ties or interests. Not a Rand fan either.

I think you were unfair. I was expecting the movie to be laughably inept based upon your review. Wisconsin Desert? Breathless urgency from the news?

I think a correction should be noted. When they left Wyatt's house for Wisconsin that was the beginning of a travel sequence from Colorado and onward, albeit rushed. That was clearly not a mistake -- more footage would have been nice though. You devoted a whole paragraph to something that just isn't true.

Advertisement

Secondly, the media coverage within the storyline seemed accurate considering it was the first train to reach 250 mph, and industry now largely depends on rail in the world of this story.

Comments like those are misleading, and I'm disappointed you are picking on the film in such a way.

It's a **1/2 star film for me. I think it was dressed nicely and ready to go, but didn't go very far. Would be forgivable if there was a whole movie or parts 2 and 3 were a promise. I give it points for it being a unique effort. More soap opera, and definitely not propaganda. Best a companion piece for fans (Randheads???) of the book.

James J Burke
Graphic Designer - Additional Photography

Ebert: When they were talking about going to Wisconsin I guess I expected to see some cheesehead country. I didn't realize they were only shown setting out for Wisconsin.

Popular Blog Posts

Why I Stopped Watching Woody Allen Movies

Stop watching movies made by assholes. It'll be OK.

Tears of a Machine: The Humanity of Luv in "Blade Runner 2049"

No character in “Blade Runner 2049” is more relatably human than Luv.

Who do you read? Good Roger, or Bad Roger?

This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr...

“Call of Duty” and “Wolfenstein” Redefine the Modern WWII Game

A review of two of the biggest games of 2017, a pair that use World War II in very different ways.

Reveal Comments
comments powered by Disqus