Hot off his win at the Oscars on Sunday night, Alfonso Cuarón ("Gravity") comes to television with the expertly produced and engaging "Believe," starting this Monday, 3/10, on NBC. It's one of three dramas in the coming weeks that ABC...Show More Summary
An odd thought occurred to me a few hours after I saw writer/director Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" for the first time. It was that Anderson would be the ideal director for a film of "Lolita," or a mini-series of "Ada." Now...Show More Summary
I didn't bone up on my ancient Greek history before seeing 2006's "300," nor did I do so before seeing its new followup, "300: Rise of an Empire." Not because I feel that such research is above my pay grade, but because no matter how...Show More Summary
I'm not convinced that the world really needed a big budget, 3-D, feature-length reboot of the adventures of Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman, but here it is. It's better than OK, and a few elements sing; but overall it frustrates. Its delights come from its willingness to depart from formula, but formula still rules it. Show More Summary
If Nancy Meyers ever decided to dabble in gothic romance, it probably would turn out to be something like "The Face of Love". The filmmaker, Hollywood's premier purveyor of onscreen décor porn who specializes in chronicling the humorous...Show More Summary
Donnie Yen ("Ip Man", "Dragon") returns to contemporary action with "Special ID," an action film that will test the critical sensibilities of those most loyal to the martial arts genre. There are three remarkable fight scenes in Clarence Fok Yiu-leung's film; the kind of sequences that will demand inclusion in any clip reel of Yen's career. Show More Summary
Playing both sides in any conflict is risky, even potentially soul-destroying, especially with a history crammed full of accumulated grievances and resentment. "Bethlehem" is a police procedural set in the West Bank city of the title, and it delves into the world of the Israeli secret service and their extensive use of Palestinian informants. Show More Summary
"Grand Piano" is a tidy and tension-filled exercise in terror that takes stage fright to literal extremes. Save for a few brief opening interludes aboard an airplane beset by turbulence and a sequence inside a limo, the entire enterprise takes place in a Chicago symphonic hall during a musical performance. Show More Summary
By turns daffy and dazzling, awkward and artful, "Journey to the West" takes an ancient tale and gives it contemporary flair. In adapting one of the Four Great Classical Novels of 16th-century Chinese literature, co-directors Stephen Chow and Derek Kwok have crafted a rollicking fantasy—a crazy fable that ultimately reaffirms the power of faith. Show More Summary
A sporadically deft but not entirely successful exercise in horror movie minimalism, "In Fear" takes a small task and a hooky premise and runs with them, providing some good jolts over the course of its barely-90-minute length. Writer/director...Show More Summary
"Honey," a character study about a young woman that helps terminally ill clients commit suicide, is an equally fascinating and frustrating feature debut. Italian filmmaker Valeria Golino's adaptation of Mauro Covacich's novel "A nome tuo" ("In Your Name") is best when Golino teasingly speculates about her title character's actions. Show More Summary
"Keegan, this is what it sounds like when Steven breaks up with you."
I would watch Tom Hardy eat a sandwich and then belch for forty minutes, so you know I'm seeing this film.
A young boy and his dog, who happens to have a genius-level IQ, spring into action when their time-travel machine is stolen and moments in history begin to be changed.Click To Continue Reading
Fundraising continues, with $37,500 to go before Ebertfest April 23-27 CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, March 5, 2014 — Fans of the late film critic Roger Ebert have helped raise $50,000 to erect a sculpture to honor him in his hometown thanks to a matching grant challenge issued by the Ebert Foundation. Show More Summary
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2006's Zack Snyder-directed 300 was a modestly entertaining picture, one that initially garnered great enthusiasm for its innovative style, impressive costuming, and absolute determination to show as much male skin as possible. Based on the Frank Miller graphic novel of...
Ebertfest today announced three of the titles and three special guests for this year's festival, which takes place at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, IL, April 23–27. Oliver Stone will be at the festival to present a screening ofShow More Summary