Barry Jenkins cements himself as an essential voice with "If Beale Street Could Talk"                "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" is the best animated film of the year                Snubs and surprises mark the Screen Actors Guild nominations as "A Star Is Born" leads the way                2018 Critics Choice nominations led by Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite"                Nicole Kidman: Boy Erased and Destroyer - Hollywood Film Tribute                “Beautiful Boy” – Timothée Chalamet: Hollywood Film Tribute                “First Man” by Damien Chazelle: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy - Hollywood Film Tribute                Natalie Portman shines in the otherwise confounding "Vox Lux"                Golden Globe nominations announced! "Vice" leads the charge!                “Green Book” - Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali: Hollywood Film Tribute                "Mary Queen of Scots" can't live up to its royal lineage                "Ben Is Back" sees father and filmmaker Peter Hedges direct his son Lucas Hedges to a brilliant performance                Hollywood Film Tribute: GLENN CLOSE for her excellent performances                A final crack at Golden Globe nominations before Thursday's announcement                “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Once Upon a Deadpool”: Films to see in December        

Tag Archives: Roger Ebert

The biggest snubs from Oscar nomination morning

After a few days (and a weekend) to digest what the Academy did with their Oscar nominations, I wanted to chime in now with a look at the biggest snubs from that fateful morning. There has been a lot of attention paid to a handful of snubs, but there are[...]

Cinematic gifts from 2014

With folks all over unwrapping presents today and the year just about over, I wanted to commemorate the time by looking at the gifts that the world of cinema bestowed on us in 2014. What do I mean when I say that? Well, in my eyes, it can mean a[...]

Ranking the contenders in Best Documentary Feature

Today, for the next installment of my still weekly 2015 contender re-rundown, I’m moving on once again from the big eight categories (after starting this second part to the series with Best Animated Feature last week) and taking a look now at one of the in betweens, which happens this[...]

The Best of the first two thirds of 2014

Can you believe that it’s the end of August already? Yes, by the time this weekend comes to a close, it’ll be September and two thirds of the year will be gone. As such, I figured I would do something you won’t see many other places…an article on the best[...]

“Life Itself”: What’s Up with the 2015 Awards Race

Directed by: Steve James Written by: N/A (though based on the memoir Life Itself by Roger Ebert) Main Cast: Talking Head type appearances by the likes of Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Steve James, Martin Scorsese, Werner Herzog, and many more… Past Oscar relations: Steve James was nominated for Best Film Editing for Hoop[...]

10 Alternative Summer Movies to look forward to

By this time each year, plenty of lists containing the ten blockbusters to look forward to during the summer have hit websites. As such, I wanted to do something a little bit different and let you all know about some counter programming that might be a welcome tonic during the[...]

Thinking Out Loud: Remembering Roger Ebert

For this week’s Thinking Out Loud missive, I wanted to just talk about Roger Ebert, who passed away one year ago yesterday. Anyone in my age group who’s published a review of a film owes some level of a debt to Ebert, who very much paved the way for us[...]

Roger Ebert was an inspiration to all of us who loved movies

Roger Ebert has died, but the art form he loved is very much alive. We honor him not so much by remembering his reviews of North but rather his and Gene Siskel’s raves for Do The Right Thing during a time when pundits were sure that Spike Lee’s drama[...]

Is ‘The Call,” a new B-movie classic?

For the first hour or so of The Call, you’ll think you’re watching a new B-movie classic. The picture is staged as a typical ‘special location’ thriller. We get a solid prologue, a decent chunk of the movie set during the actual situation we paid to see, and[...]

Roger Ebert says financially-strapped “At the Movies” may end

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Is Roger Ebert’s retrofitted “At the Movies” about to get a thumbs down? The longtime critic and television personality says its possible if the program can’t receive significant financial backing before the end of its current season. “Unless we find an angel, our television program will go[...]
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