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Female Filmmakers in Focus: Andrea Arnold on Cow

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Over the course of last year I interviewed over 50 women in film, from cinematographers to producers to writer/directors for my column Female Filmmakers in Focus. I’m so happy to continue this work at RogerEbert.com. I could not have asked for a better first g... More »

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Death Game: A Grindhouse Classic Returns to Theaters

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Can a movie be a grindhouse classic if only kinda-sorta makes it into grindhouses—or any movie houses? Shot in 1974 and released, after a fashion, in 1977, “Death Game,” directed by Peter S. Traynor, was sufficiently obscure so as not to appear in 1984’s The P... More »

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Short Films in Focus: Lighting Tests

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Tom Nicoll’s “Lighting Tests” tells the story of an actor named Malky (Liam Harkins) who agrees to take on one of the dullest jobs an actor can agree to do: be a stand-in for a lighting test for a film that might get made. As he sits there, no one asks him to ... More »

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Thumbnails 4/5/22

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Thumbnails is a roundup of brief excerpts to introduce you to articles from other websites that we found interesting and exciting. We provide links to the original sources for you to read in their entirety.—Chaz Ebert 1.  “Mystery is Better Than Truth: Lucian ... More »

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Our Favorite Roger Reviews: Saturday Night Fever

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In celebration of Roger Ebert, we are reprinting the favorite reviews and articles of our writers and other distinguished readers… “I really enjoyed the two reviews that Roger did for ‘Saturday Night Fever.’ The original one from 1977 and the updated one in 19... More »

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Our Favorite Roger Reviews: Love Jones

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In celebration of Roger Ebert, we are reprinting the favorite reviews and articles of our writers and other distinguished readers… The reviews by Roger Ebert most dear to me are the one he did on Julie Dash’s film, “Daughters of the Dust“, and the film “Love J... More »

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Two Thumbs Up to Roger Ebert and the Movies

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Did you know that “Two Thumbs Up” was not part of our lexicon until it was coined by my late husband Roger Ebert to be used as a rating system for movies with his pal and television partner Gene Siskel on their popular movie review show? Dating back to the Rom... More »

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Introducing the Editors of RogerEbert.com

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New Titles: Nick Allen: Senior Editor; Matt Fagerholm: Literary Editor; and Nell Minow: Contributing Editor Nine years ago in April 2013, RogerEbert.com became an independent movie review site. It was initially co-founded by me and my late husband, Roger Ebert... More »

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Gary Oldman, Sharp Writing Carry Very Entertaining Slow Horses

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Apple TV+ has been killing it lately, winning an Emmy for “Ted Lasso” and an Oscar for “CODA,” while also launching some of the best recent dramas, including “Severance,” “The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray,” and “WeCrashed.” To this list of impressive original pro... More »

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Creative Expression: Theodore Witcher on the Legacy of Love Jones

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While the 1990s stands as the halcyon days of Black romances—“Poetic Justice,” “Love and Basketball,” “Soul Food,” “The Best Man,” and so forth—writer/director Theodore Witcher’s “Love Jones” stands out. It features portions of the city of Chicago, the West an... More »

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