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Video Interview: Spike Lee, John David Washington on BlacKkKlansman | Balder and Dash

Popular Blog Posts<p>This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr...<p>With "Mission: Impossible - Fallout," Christopher …

Aretha Franklin

A Whale of a Tale Movie Review (2018)

Louis Psihoyos' 2009 anti-whale hunting film “The Cove” was one of the most successful activist documentaries of all time, if you count getting the …

Movie Reviews

What it's Like to Run EA Sports: An Hour With Cam Weber

Cam Weber is the head of EA Sports, but along the way he's been a college quarterback, a sports game developer, an executive producer on Simpsons and …

EA Sports

The ‘Climax’ Trailer Is A Drug-Laced, Dance-Filled, Sexy Nightmare

Gaspar Noé doesn’t make movies so much as he films experiences.<p>I realize how corny that sounds, but how else to explain the director’s <i>Irréversible</i>, a movie that Roger Ebert called “so violent and cruel that most people will find it unwatchable” (he gave it three stars)? Or <i>Love</i>, with its unsimulated …

Star Trek

Here’s one statue of a critic

In his July 28 Free for All letter, Leonard Wartofsky repeated a statement attributed to Leonard Bernstein that he has never seen a statue of a critic [“Everyone’s a critic of a critic”]. If Wartofsky should ever venture to Champaign, Ill., I would be happy to show him the statue of late film …

Opinion

Lodge 49 is Interesting but Undercooked Showcase for Wyatt Russell | Demanders

Popular Blog Posts<p>This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr...<p>A celebration of Jane Campion's "In the Cut," as part of …

Filmmaking

RogerEbert.com Gender Balances Roster of Film Critics to Uplift Diverse Voices

Answering the call for more diverse voices in film criticism and gender equity in Hollywood, Chaz Ebert announces that RogerEbert.com is gender …

The Oscars

Gene Siskel Articles, Photos, and Videos

We Chicagoans know that while Siskel & Ebert did not invent the “thumbs up/thumbs down” measure of worthiness, they are the ones who demonstrated the power of a simple, binary declaration.<p>Given Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert’s famously contentious relationship, “two thumbs up” became all one needed to …

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"Life Itself" Named Among Best Biographical Documentaries in IndieWire Survey

Three critics participating in the IndieWire Critics Survey selecting the Best Biographical Documentaries Ever Made chose "Life Itself," Steve James' …

Biographies

Will Ferrell’s Roger Ebert Movie Is Officially Dead: ‘Russ & Roger’ Producer Explains the Reason Why

"Sing Street" helmer John Carney was set to direct Ferrell and Josh Gad in "Russ & Roger Go Beyond."<p>Will Ferrell has been attached to “Russ & Roger …

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Studio Ghibli Fest brings Grave of the Fireflies back to the big screen

As previously reported here, Studio Ghibli Fest is back for a return engagement in select theaters this year, offering a chance to catch some of the …

Anime

Here's Why the Movie About Russ Meyer & Roger Ebert Starring Will Ferrell & Josh Gad Fell Apart

Back in 2013, word broke of a film focused on the partnership of filmmaker Russ Meyer and film critic Roger Ebert. That film, <b>Russ & Roger Go Beyond</b>, …

Josh Gad

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Peter Travers on Roger Ebert: No One Could Keep Up With Him

The death of Roger Ebert is a blow to movies, not just movie criticism. He energized the medium by taking it on full force, two-fisted, making it …

Los Angeles

Actor Ethan Hawke honored by Siskel Film Center

Actor, writer and director Ethan Hawke was at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Thursday, where he was being honored by the Gene Siskel Film Center at their …

Ethan Hawke

Godfrey Cheshire Biography & Movie Reviews | Roger Ebert

Godfrey Cheshire is a film critic, journalist and filmmaker based in New York City. A native of North Carolina, he co-founded Raleigh’s Spectator …

Los Cabos

Parks and Rec’s Mike Schur on what makes Judy Zappossoppaz-zappossopaz a funny name:

The announcement of the Name of the Year bracket is his “favorite day of the year.”

Comedy

Roger Ebert's legacy lives on with the 20th edition of Ebertfest

Roger Ebert succumbed to cancer in 2013, but the film festival that bears his name celebrates its 20th anniversary this week at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Ill.<p>"Ebertfest started off as a birthday party for HAL 9000, the computer from '2001: A Space Odyssey'; we had [author and …

Film Festivals

Who is the next Roger Ebert, champion of overlooked cinema?

In the preface to his collection of “Great Movies” essays, Roger Ebert proclaims, “One of the gifts a movie lover can give another is the title of a …

Chicago

A Way Out Developer Criticizes Roger Ebert's Anti-Video Game Views

Advertising [x]<p>by Rob Gordon<p>– on<p>in Game News<p><b>A Way Out</b> developer Josef Fares has talked about Roger Ebert's views on video games as art, refuting the …

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Chosen One of the Day: Hollywood Montrose

The 1987 cinematic opus <i>Mannequin</i> was not exactly a critical smash. It's presently sitting pretty with a 22% on Rotten Tomatoes and earned this …

Women's News

The Japanese Animation Director and Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Isao Takahata Has Died

Isao Takahata, renowned Japanese director, screenwriter, and producer and co-founder of the celebrated animation house Studio Ghibli, died on …

Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata dies aged 82

Oscar-nominated Japanese anime director Isao Takahata has died at the age of 82. Takahata, the co-founder of the celebrated Studio Ghibli, received …

Anime

10 of Roger Ebert’s Best Pieces of Writing on Movies and ‘Life Itself’

Nobody wrote about movies—or life—better than Roger Ebert.<p>The Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic wrote for <i>The</i> <i>Chicago Sun-Times</i> for 46 years, and he …

Business

Now Almost 50 Years Into An Iconic Career, All John Prine Wants Is One More Cigarette

<i>The RX is Uproxx Music’s stamp of approval for the best albums, songs, and music stories throughout the year. Inclusion in this category is the highest distinction we can bestow, and signals the most important music being released throughout the year. The RX is the music you need, right now.</i><p>There …

Music

5th anniversary of Roger Ebert's death marked by 'Day4Empathy'

Wednesday marks the fifth anniversary of Roger Ebert’s death, and the legendary film critic’s widow hopes to pay tribute to his memory by encouraging …

Chicago

Your Roger Stories: The Critics

<i>As we celebrate empathy this week on the fifth anniversary of Roger Ebert's passing, we'll be sharing some of your Roger stories submitted over the</i> …

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In Tribute To the Late, Beloved Roger Ebert, A ‘Day for Empathy’ Established In Chicago

It’s a thumbs up—way up in Chicago this week as rogerebert.com, and the Roger and Chaz Ebert Foundation will firmly establish the inaugural</i> …

Empathy

Balancing Realism and Fantasy: What's the Key to the Success of Disney's 'Snow White'?

How did Walt Disney manage to turn his first animated feature into one of North America's top ten highest-grossing films of all time?Animated films …

Animation

Tell Us Your Stories About Roger

Next month, April 4th, marks the fifth anniversary of the passing of Roger Ebert. In the years since our loss, we have followed the leadership of his …

Empathy