April 2016

    • Entertainer
      • 0/5 (0 votes)

      Go gentle into that good night

      By Entertainer
      This is one of my favorite pieces that Roger wrote summarizing his beliefs about life. It garnered 582 comments following its publication on May 2nd, 2009. A special thanks to Facebook user Keith Shapiro for reminding us about this...
      • Entertainer
        • 0/5 (0 votes)

        The fall and fall and fall of Rod Blagojevich

        By Entertainer
        Every single week, we get mail asking what Roger would think of the current presidential campaign, and particularly what he would think of Donald Trump. I have my suspicions, however, I wouldn't presume to put words in his mouth. Nevertheless, we...
        • Entertainer
          • 0/5 (0 votes)

          Neon Bull

          By Entertainer
          The latest example of what I call an emperor’s-new-clothes film is “Neon Bull,” by Brazilian director Gabriel Mascaro, which escorts us into the world of northeastern Brazil’s vaquejada rodeos. It was a buzz-generating hit at...
          • Entertainer
            • 0/5 (0 votes)

            Thumbnails 4/8/16

            By Entertainer
            1."Brad Bischoff on 'The Grasshopper'": At Indie Outlook, I interview the hugely promising Chicago-based filmmaker about his upcoming feature debut, which has a Kickstarter campaign that runs through April.“My sister-in-law is a...
            • Entertainer
              • 0/5 (0 votes)

              Creating New Realities In Our Real World: The 32nd Chicago Latino Film Festival

              By Entertainer
              Most of us go to the movies to escape the stress, anxiety, sadness or just plain boredom of our everyday lives. And what better escapism is there? Roger Ebert once said, “Movies come closer than any other art form in giving us the experience...
              • Entertainer
                • 0/5 (0 votes)

                Louder Than Bombs

                By Entertainer
                Joachim Trier’s “Louder Than Bombs” is interested in the intersection between grief and memory, and how difficult it is to capture both either through photography or film. It is a movie that comments on its own purpose (as...
                • Entertainer
                  • 0/5 (0 votes)

                  My Favorite Roger: Monica Castillo

                  By Entertainer
                  Roger's review of "Star Wars."Why did I pick this review?I found Roger Ebert’s review of “Star Wars” fairly early on when I was rediscovering his writing. Sure, I’d seen him here or there on TV, but to my memory, his writing...
                  • Entertainer
                    • 0/5 (0 votes)

                    The Return of “Dice” Continues on Showtime

                    By Entertainer
                    With an exaggerated sense of humor that recalls “Seinfeld” more than “Louie,” Andrew “Dice” Clay finally gets his own TV show in Showtime’s “Dice,” premiering this Sunday, April 10th on...
                    • Entertainer
                      • 0/5 (0 votes)

                      11 Minutes

                      By Entertainer
                      There are no truly sympathetic characters in "11 Minutes," a new thriller directed by Polish New Wave master Jerzy Skolimowski ("Deep End," "Essential Killing"). Don't even try to remember these people by name; this isn't that kind of movie....
                      • Entertainer
                        • 0/5 (0 votes)

                        The Invitation

                        By Entertainer
                        “The Invitation” is a dinner-party-from-hell scenario best served as unspoiled as possible. After all, a psychological thriller built upon slow-simmering tension is only as good as its surprises. Therefore, I will refrain from any...