Brahms: The Boy II
It’s just a film that’s as blank as Brahms’ expression.
"Only Lovers Left Alive" is Top 5 Jim Jarmusch for sure; a long, warm bath in sensuality, with flashes of Wong-Kar Wai amid the ennui. In its deliberate slowness, it also ends up feeling like requiem for 20th century film storytelling, and for the pre-digital world.
Alex Gibney's "Finding Fela," about the legendary African pop star and political activist, feels like the rough draft of a very good movie.
RogerEbert.com contributor Godfrey Cheshire's landmark two-part series "Death of Film/Decay of Cinema" anticipated many of the changes that would later shake the medium to its core.
An appreciation of James Shigeta, best known for playing Joseph "Joe" Takagi in the original "Die Hard."
Scarlett Johansson is an intriguing blank in Luc Besson's "Lucy," which is stranded somewhere between a stranger-in-a-strange-land action thriller and apocalyptic science fiction.
Even if you have a high tolerance for whimsy, "Mood Indigo" may still be too much.
A remembrance of actor Dave Legeno, by screenwriter J.D. Zeik.
RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz discusses the impact of Richard Lester's great musical comedy "A Hard Day's Night," which revolutionized the use of pop music in cinema and made big-screen stars of the Beatles.
Links to RogerEbert.com editor Matt Zoller Seitz discussing "Seinfeld," which turns 25 this week, and which helped pave the way for a wave of acclaimed series starring characters you wouldn't want to know in life.
Richard Linklater's drama about a young boy growing into manhood is also a film about the fleeting nature of existence.