This article represents the first of a three-part series on the late film critic, Roger Ebert. This first piece focuses on Roger’s influence on me personally as a critic.
With Looking, HBO launches a new half-hour show that blurs the line between drama and comedy, and successfully avoids comparisons to Sex and the City and Girls due to its honest depiction of modern gay life.
As per tradition, my top 10 list is almost always revealed the day before Oscar nominations are announced. Part of this is because I like having my final say before they do, but mostly it’s because it usually takes me this long just to catch up with all of a given year’s releases.
Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor values brutal blood-soaked violence over character development or thematic substance.
Director John Wells tries to navigate a star-laden film adaptation of the hit Chicago play, August: Osage County, with dismal results.
After a series of would-be prestige pictures, critically lambasted Dan Brown novel adaptations, and a dreadful Vince Vaughn comedy (The Dilemma), Ron Howard returns to the screen with a hyperactive Formula One racing drama.
Scott Cooper follows up his 2009 debut feature, Crazy Heart, with a moody and self-conscious thriller that isn’t entirely a step in the right direction.
Walt Disney attempts to tell its own story in a star-studded, highly-glossed package.
Where to begin?
Film has been a part of my blood for as long as I can remember.