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Before 'Wonder Woman,' When Robin Wright Played Diana (But Not That Diana)

19 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

All-consuming, obsessive love captured with great skill in 'Nine Lives' and 'Eyes Wide Shut'

Political Thumbnails 6/23/17

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. Normally we stick pretty close...Show More Summary

Pajiba 10 For Your Consideration: Taika Waititi

2 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

When asked to describe Thor: Ragnarok, the third film for Asgard's favourite Chris and the dark horse of the MCU, its director Taika Waititi said it would be "Taika-esque". That's not particularly helpful for novices unaware of the majesty of...

How is Megyn Kelly Doing Outside of the Fox News Bubble?

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

After two weeks of breathless headlines and social media outrage (both authentic and faux), last night's Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones finally arrived and... eh? I didn't actually watch it live, because I didn't want my cable service...

"It IS RuPaul's Best Friend Race!" On The Niceness of Season 9 of Drag Race

6 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

We are reaching the end of the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, and much has changed since the early days of zero budget, questionable music choices and Vaseline on the camera lens. Now, the reality TV series to find...

Fox News Lights Up Donald Trump's New Attorney

6 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Yesterday saw the Sunday Morning talk show debut of Jay Sekulow, Donald Trump's new attorney, who made the rounds apparently with one purpose in mind: To convince America that Donald Trump is not under investigation, notwithstanding the fact that Donald...

Thumbnails 6/15/17

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. "The Angels,...Show More Summary

'Full Frontal' Points Out Some Of The Less Awful Things In The World

last weekFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Now before I get too far into this discussion, I need to acknowledge that there is plenty of awful in the world right now. Trump's heinous policies are still in place and still destroying families, Mitch McConnell's healthcare bill is...

Video Interview: George Lepauw on CIMMfest (Music and Movies)

I had the pleasure of interviewing George Lepauw, the renowned concert pianist and Executive Director of CIMMfest, the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival. Lepauw told me that his festival aims to illuminate the relationship between music and movies, as well as encourage filmmakers to deepen their knowledge of music. Show More Summary

Video Interview: George Lepauw on CIMMfest

At this year's Cannes Film Festival, I had the opportunity to interview George Lepauw, the renowned musician and Executive Director of CIMMfest, the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival. Though it has previously taken place around the same time as Ebertfest, this year the festival is moving from April to November. Show More Summary

Sony's "Clean Version" Scheme Infuriates Filmmakers

last weekFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

For nearly every raunchy, wild, unashamed comedy littered with curse words, spiked with violence or flaunting sexual shenanigans, there's a "clean version" crudely cut for television and in-flight airings so that all audiences can sort of enjoy films like Big...

Bright Wall/Dark Room June 2017: "Of Meat & Mediums" by Kelsey Ford

We are pleased to feature an excerpt from the June 2017 edition of the online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room, which is focused on the concept of The Hero's Journey on film. Along with this essay by Kelsey Ford about "Personal Shopper"...Show More Summary

#304 June 13, 2017

Matt writes: We are certain that Roger Ebert would've been thrilled by director Patty Jenkins' recent record-shattering triumph. Her superhero blockbuster, "Wonder Woman," had the highest-grossing opening weekend for a film directed by a woman, and has earned widespread acclaim from both audiences and critics (including our own). Show More Summary

A Measured, Muted Reaction to Jeremy Corbyn's Historic Victory

2 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Friends, today I am--as the French say--hungover as shit. But for the life of me I can't figure out wh--... Last night was painted red#jezwecan pic.twitter.com/Z8yQQ0r9Ej— Petr V. Knava (@actwithoutdoing) June 9, 2017...--Oh. Oh yeah. That. Now, eloquent pieces...

Ranking the Movies of Doug Liman: Bland Hollywood Journeyman or Inspired Auteur?

2 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

A few days ago, Dustin wrote a piece about a new Tom Cruise movie that will be coming out later this year--American Made. Dustin's excitement for that movie was based on it being a Tom Cruise vehicle. And who can...

Movie Stars On TV: Jennifer Connelly Joins TNT's 'Snowpiercer'

2 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Movie stars have been migrating to the comforting confines of episodic entertainment for awhile now. This year alone we've seen Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon on HBO's Big Little Lies and Ewan McGregor tackle two parts on FX's Fargo. Perhaps...

Debunking Some Tory Lies Ahead of the UK General Election

2 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

(NB. This piece is written from a pretty partisan perspective. Of course it is. I wrote it. If you feel the tone is not to your taste because you identify as a Tory voter, or a potential one, I urge...

Short Films in Focus: “Ten Meter Tower (Hopptornet)”

One of my favorite moments when programming short films for the just-completed Chicago Critics Film Festival is finding that one short film that makes the cut within just a few minutes of watching it. The Swedish documentary “Ten Meter...Show More Summary

It Sounds Ridiculous But this Video Featuring The Vengaboys WILL Make Your Tuesday Better

2 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Look, it's a depressing, scary world out there. When it comes to things bringing joy, we gotta take what we can. Most of the time we can guess what form that joy might take. Dogs. A loved one. I'm going...

Cilantro: The Herb Specially Crafted To Make Me Feel Like A Failure

2 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

I love cilantro (in salsa, on a taco, atop a bloody Mary). It does not love me back. Ours is an abusive relationship. I do my very best to appease it. It does its very best to make me feel...

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