April 2016

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      Roger's Favorites: Jane Campion

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      In "Roger's Favorites," we highlight the filmmakers and actors that Roger championed throughout his career. A table of contents for all of our "Roger's Favorites" posts can be found here. Below is an entry on the cinema of Jane...
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        Mr. Right

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        The 103rd best film of 1994, which is to say another film that wants to be "Pulp Fiction" or something in that vein, "Mr. Right" hires two charismatic lead actors, Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell, then expects them to carry a movie with almost no...
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          Roger's Favorites: Robert Zemeckis

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          Each day during this special week we will be highlighting the filmmakers and actors that Roger championed throughout his career. A table of contents for all of our "Roger's Favorites" posts can be found here. Below is an entry on the...
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            Roger's Favorites: Terrence Malick and Charlie Kaufman

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            Each day during this special week we will be highlighting the filmmakers and actors that Roger championed throughout his career. A table of contents for all of our "Roger's Favorites" posts can be found here. Below is an entry on...
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              #274 April 8, 2016

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              Sheila writes: As I'm sure most of you know, April 4th marked the 3rd anniversary of Roger Ebert's death. There have been various tributes to him all week on Rogerebert.com, including an ongoing series called "Roger's Favorites." Throughout his...
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                Roger's Favorites: John Sayles

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                Each day during this special week we will be highlighting the filmmakers and actors that Roger championed throughout his career. A table of contents for all of our "Roger's Favorites" posts can be found here. Below is an entry on director...
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                  Roger's Favorites: Mira Nair

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                  Each day during this special week we will be highlighting the filmmakers and actors that Roger championed throughout his career. A table of contents for all of our "Roger's Favorites" posts can be found here. Below is an entry...
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                    A farewell to Nashville film critic Jim Ridley: a civic institution and everybody’s friend

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                    One of the last times I saw Jim Ridley, he was standing in a multiplex lobby, surrounded by friends and fans, recounting the plot of some bonkers B-movie he’d just discovered. I can’t remember the name of the film. I will always remember...
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                      Roger and Chaz, Part II

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                      Dear Readers:Thank you for revisiting some of Roger's reviews and essays with us this week as we commemorated him on the third anniversary of his passing. I have been grappling whether to share something very personal with you that shows his...
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                        Reflections after 25 years at the movies

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                        This is absolutely one of my favorite articles Roger ever wrote about the movies, originally published in 1992.—Chaz EbertFor many years I remembered the name of the first film I ever reviewed, but now I find it has left my mind. It was a...