God knows how many millions of dollars and hours of manpower went into making and remaking Geostorm but it turns out to have been all…
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The staff pays tribute to Harry Dean Stanton.
Matt writes: Werner Herzog celebrates his 75th birthday today, and we are pleased to announce that the latest Roger Ebert book will focus exclusively on the late critic's work about the revered filmmaker. Herzog by Ebert is being released this month by the University of Chicago Press. It contains Ebert's reviews of 15 Herzog films (along with two documentaries about the director), as well as six Great Movies essays, six interviews and an essential, rarely read conversation between the two men at Facet's Multimedia in 1979. Make sure to click here for a sneak peek at its comprehensive content.
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
Matt writes: This month has marked the fiftieth anniversary of Arthur Penn's 1967 masterpiece, "Bonnie and Clyde." While many critics at the time were baffled and offended by the picture, Roger Ebert awarded it four stars, writing, "This is pretty clearly the best American film of the year. It is also a landmark. Years from now it is quite possible that 'Bonnie and Clyde' will be seen as the definitive film of the 1960s, showing with sadness, humor and unforgiving detail what one society had come to. The fact that the story is set 35 years ago doesn't mean a thing. It had to be set sometime. But it was made now and it's about us." Later that year, he wrote a piece taking on the film's naysayers, and in 1998, Ebert inducted "Bonnie and Clyde" into his Great Movies series. To commemorate the film's anniversary, writers at RogerEbert.com offered their reflections on the film's legacy.
Part I of our 2017 Pens to Lens Gala coverage, featuring remarkable short films written by students in Champaign-Urbana.
The Ebert Voices crew celebrates a classic as it turns 50 years old, Arthur Penn's "Bonnie and Clyde."
Brian Doan celebrates a James Bond classic.
On that particular Thursday in San Diego, I went from "Battlestar Galactica" to Sundance and back to a place of hope about random acts of kindness.
The latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including "The Boss Baby," "Kong: Skull Island," "Ghost in the Shell," and the Criterion releases of "Lost in America" and "Stalker"!
A report on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's upcoming grants banquet on August 2nd.
Matt writes: Chaz Ebert commemorated the 25th anniversary of her marriage to Roger on July 18th by republishing his unforgettable essay, "Roger Loves Chaz." She accompanied the post with various rarely seen wedding photos as well as the following video embedded below (entitled Joy).
An article about Roger Ebert's induction into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame slated for August 19th.
A tribute to the late horror filmmaker, George Romero.
A celebration of Penny Marshall's "A League of Their Own," which turns 25 this month.
An essay about "Secretary" from the July 2017 edition of online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room.
Far flung correspondent Seongyong Cho celebrates one of the best South Korean films from last year, "The World of Us."
Special edition of Thumbnails listing articles about negative qualities children shouldn't learn from President Trump: monstrous treatment of women, lying, hate, bullying and fear of the free press and possibly inciting violence.
Special edition of Thumbnails with political articles: How to live with critics; Obama on the new health care bill; Trump says the poor can't be trusted; Odds on whether the health care bill will pass; PoliticusUSA says Trump admits to witness tampering.
I've never held a handgun in my life. I did some rifle target shooting with the ROTC in college. That's it with me and firearms. Does this make me less of an American? I think handguns are dangerous, and the more people who walk around carrying them the more dangerous they are. I also don't understand why civilians need to possess AR-15 assault rifles, such as the one used by James Holmes in Colorado. They fire 10 shots at a time, and are intended for combat use. In civilian hands, they are by definition weapons of slaughter. Do you need one in your home?
An interview with Paul McCartney.
An interview with Lea Thompson, director and co-star of "The Year of Spectacular Men."
Matt writes: We are certain that Roger Ebert would've been thrilled by director Patty Jenkins' recent record-shattering triumph. Her superhero blockbuster, "Wonder Woman," had the highest-grossing opening weekend for a film directed by a woman, and has earned widespread acclaim from both audiences and critics (including our own). It is only Jenkins' second feature, arriving 14 years after her astonishing debut, "Monster," which was hailed by Ebert as the best film of 2003, containing a performance by Charlize Theron that was dubbed by the critic as one of the greatest in cinema history (Theron went on to win the Best Actress Oscar).
Chaz Ebert reports on "The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)," "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" and more in her fourth video dispatch from Cannes 2017.
Bruno Dumont stages a rock opera about Joan of Arc. An Argentine political thriller has a dash of Hitchcock's "Spellbound."
Brad Jones on "Jesus, Bro!"; Period episode on "Anne With an E"; Perils of writing while female; In defense of radical transparency; Trump praises Rodrigo Duterte.