Do you know the biggest sin of the new Halloween? It’s just not scary. And that’s one thing you could never say about the original.
Part 1 of a video essay series adapted from RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz's book "The Wes Anderson Collection. " This opening chapter is about Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson's debut feature "Bottle Rocket," the short that preceded it, and the art that influenced them.
Video essays on Wes Anderson, including all seven chapters of "The Wes Anderson Collection" and all five chapters of "Wes Anderson: The Substance of Style."
Appreciation of Kumar Pallana, actor, gymnast, card sharp, juggler, yoga instructor, and a charming presence in the films of Wes Anderson.
Like most of Robert Rodriguez's movies, "Machete Kills" is a self-aware exploitation picture that winks as it picks your pocket.
As a movie, "Escape from Tomorrow" is a dark, weird, smutty, fitfully amusing comedy that ultimately wears out its welcome. As a provocation, it's terrific, especially if—like the film's writer-director, Randy Moore—you hate Disney and everything it stands for.
If you don't immediately get that the title "Zero Charisma" is a Dungeons and Dragons joke, this comedy might not be for you. This portrayal of grown-up roleplaying gamers feels like a gamer's version of "High Fidelity," or maybe a dude's answer to "Ghost World."
Excerpt from RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz's book "The Wes Anderson Collection," about the making of "The Royal Tenenbaums."
RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz talks about his favorite Ebert review, a sensuous and somewhat abstract review of Mike Figgis' "Stormy Monday," a 1988 thriller starring Melanie Griffith, Sean Bean, Tommy Lee Jones and Sting.
My Favorite Roger is a new feature in which people choose one piece of Roger's writing they love.
Lisa Nesselson picks her favorite piece of Roger's writing.