A film that sentimentalizes and softens what was clearly a very difficult situation, turning something that should be effective and honest into something that too…
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RogerEbert.com picks the best films of 2016.
Meredith Brody recaps the films she saw, of past and present, at the 2016 Telluride Film Festival.
An interview with Matt Ross, writer/director of "Captain Fantastic."
A book review of "Gilliamesque: A Pre-Posthumous Memoir."
An interview with the Quay Brothers after the special event with them and Christopher Nolan in NYC this week.
A report on the Monty Python event from the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
Our Far-Flung Correspondent Brings Explosive Polish 1980s Sci-Fi to NYC
A feature on the latest major Blu-ray, Netflix, and On Demand releases, including "Gone Girl," "The Boxtrolls," "The Zero Theorem," "Coherence," and more.
A TV review of the SyFy weekly series version of "12 Monkeys."
In interview with Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, directors of LAIKA's "The Boxtrolls".
An interview with the one and only Terry Gilliam, director of this week's "The Zero Theorem."
An examination and appreciation of one of Robin Williams' greatest films, "The Fisher King."
The latest and greatest additions to streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and more.
A history of movies not directly based on comic books but definitely inspired by them.
Scout Tafoya's "The Unloved," an appreciation of fascinating movies that were critically reviled on first release, continues with a look at 1994's "The Hudsucker Proxy."
Sheila writes: Animators Doug Bayne, Ben Baker and Trudy Cooper were approached by the Australian sketch show "The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knifefighting" to create some animations. They were asked, "You guys like Terry Gilliam, right?" Clearly, they do. Here is one of their extremely amusing creations: Famous Paintings, animated.
Edgar Wright, the director of "The World's End," talks about the dangers of nostalgia, his work on "Ant Man" and the amazing references some people think they see in his films.
Marie writes: According to the calendar, summer is now officially over (GASP!) and with its demise comes the first day of school. Not all embrace the occasion, however. Some wrap themselves proudly in capes of defiance and make a break for it - rightly believing that summer isn't over until the last Himalayan Blackberry has been picked and turned into freezer jam!
San Diego Comic-Con International is a celebration of cartoons, costumes and fictional and real characters. Recent years have brought increasing commercialization. Many of the panels are little more than tantalizing propaganda for upcoming TV programs and movies and the panels bare their wares as brazenly as the whores who used to walk the Gaslamp District before it became a hip place to be. But SDCC is also a venue for introducing and releasing movies that have a link to geek culture and SDCC hosts a Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival.
Marie writes: It was my birthday June 25th. Unlike Roger however, I'm a Crab not a Gemini. So to celebrate and with my brother's help (he has a car), I took my inner sea crustacean to Barnet Marine Park on the other side of Burnaby Mountain... and where our adventure begins....
After discovering that a cancer will take her life within a few months, Ann, a young 23 years-old, makes two important decisions: to hide the disease from everyone (including her husband and their two young daughters) and to draw up a list of things she wants to do before her death - and her wishes include "making love to another man" and "causing someone to fall for me." This is the point at which "My Life Without Me," directed and written by Isabel Coixet, risks scaring away its viewers: the attitudes of Ann show, yes, selfishness and immaturity.
Marie writes: some of you may recall reading about the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. (Click to enlarge.)
Marie writes: I attended three different elementary schools; St. Peter's, Our Lady of Mercy (which was anything but) and finally St. Micheal's; where I met my Canadian-Italian chum, Marta Chiavacci (key-a-vah-chee) who was born here to Italian immigrants. We lost touch after high school, moving in different directions til in the wake of a trip to Venice and eager to practice my bad Italian and bore friends with tales of my travels abroad, I sought her out again.We've kept in touch ever since, meeting whenever schedules permit; Marta traveling more than most (she's a wine Sommelier) living partly in Lucca, Italy, and happily in sin with her significant other, the great Francesco. I saw her recently and took photos so that I might show and tell, in here. For of all the friends I have, she's the most different from myself; the contrast between us, a never-ending source of delight. Besides, it was a nice afternoon in Vancouver and her condo has a view of False Creek...smile...
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