Victoria & Abdul
There are multiple pleasures to be had by witnessing a powerful, still-vital woman finding unexpected late-life joy of the platonic variety.
Roger Ebert became film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967. He is the only film critic with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named honorary life member of the Directors' Guild of America. He won the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Screenwriters' Guild, and honorary degrees from the American Film Institute and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Chaz is the Publisher of RogerEbert.com and a regular contributor to the site, writing about film, festivals, politics, and life itself.
Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor-in-Chief of RogerEbert.com, TV critic for New York Magazine, the creator of many video essays about film history and style, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism, and the author of The Wes Anderson Collection. His writing on film and TV has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, New York Press, The Star-Ledger and Dallas Observer. (Banner illustration by Max Dalton)
Clowns are scary.
An article about the TIFF Ebert Tribute Luncheon honoring Wim Wenders on Sunday, September 10th.
Scout Tafoya's video essay series about maligned masterworks continues with a deep look at Ron Shelton's "Dark Blue."
An article about the new book, "Herzog by Ebert" and book signing in Telluride by Werner Herzog
An article about Roger Ebert's August 19th induction ceremony into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame at the American Writers Museum and reprint of lovely speech by Milos Stehlik
A remembrance of my late friend, Nancy Koppelman.
An article about my hope for the Chicago Sun-Times.
A story of kindness.
As much as can be said about Louis Malle's jazzy French noir in 30 minutes.
An article about Jackson Murphy's LCJ Chairathon 2017 scheduled for Tuesday, August 8th.