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August 30, 2014
First Impressions of Steve James’ Film About Roger Ebert: Life Itself
"Drama holds a mirror up to life, but needn't reproduce it." Roger, Roger, Roger. Here...
April 05, 2013
Roger Ebert and Todd Rendleman: An Unexpected Friendship, A Remarkable Memoir
“We started up an email friendship,” says Todd Rendleman, who teaches film history and aesthetics...
April 04, 2013
Thank You, Roger Ebert. Now, Rest in Peace. [Updated April 6th.]
"A movie is not about what it is about. It is about how it is...
January 10, 2013
Roger Ebert on “Les Miserables”
Roger Ebert, who missed out on some of the year's big Oscar-season releases, finally caught...
January 05, 2013
Over the Moon: A Critic in Top Form
Sure, there are some critics out there who strive to seem superior to others. But...
October 04, 2012
A Three-Star Rant About Thumbs (or, Why I Won’t “Rate” Movies)
I want to read perspectives and interpretations... not assessments of "I liked it" or "It...
April 27, 2012
Look what Roger Ebert's adding to his Ten Greatest Films list. Someday, I should consolidate...
March 21, 2011
“Only a Lover Can Be a Critic.”
Growing up, I loved Siskel & Ebert & The Movies, because unlike the entertainment reporters...
March 18, 2010
The School Newspaper: The Best Place to Start?
Did you — or do you — write for your school newspaper? I did. My first...
October 16, 2009
Wild Things; Robert Clark; Ethix; Elvis Costello; Tom Waits; Darcy James Argue; Vince Vaughn; Moses; Chesterton; and more.
The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. New headlines...
July 23, 2009
Another “Munyurangabo” Fan. Guess Who.
If you visit this blog, you've probably read my various raves about the film Munyurangabo....
July 09, 2009
Roger Ebert on “Hurt Locker” vs. “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
Roger Ebert: We live in a depressing time for American movies. Half the nation seems...
July 06, 2009
Been called a snob lately? Roger Ebert has. I feel for him. I've been called...
May 12, 2009
Up, Up… and a Rave!
Hey, guess what! Looks like this new Pixar movie might be worth seeing! Yep, the...
March 06, 2009
“Watchmen”: Five Reviews from Critics that Matter to Me (They Disagree)
Post your review, or a link to your favorite, below. Here are five from voices...
February 19, 2009
Ebert thinks back on his days with Gene Siskel
Ebert turns in a thoughtful remembrance of Gene Siskel. Once we were invited to speak...
December 01, 2008
Have You Done Your Critic Exercises Today?
October 30, 2008
Roger Ebert Remembers “The Last Temptation of Christ”
Congratulations to my friend Steven D. Greydanus. His review of The Passion of the Christ...
September 06, 2008
Browser, 9/6: Aronofsky’s Golden Lion!; Roger Ebert’s Favorite Movie; What Richard Linklater, Orson Welles, and Zac Efron Have in Common?
ARONOFSKY'S WRESTLING PIC IS A VENICE FILM FEST CHAMP Darren Aronosfky, director of The Fountain...
August 24, 2008
Browser, 8/24: Ebert on China; Stillman Still Winning Fans; A True Champion; Faith-Bashing on the Big-Screen
ROGER EBERT GIVES CHINA'S OLYMPICS A BIG THUMB'S UP Yes, there are criticisms to be...
July 25, 2008
Browser, 7/24: The Balcony is Closed; Tron 2?; Wolverine;
THE BALCONY IS CLOSED Roger Ebert blogs: I was surprised how depressed I felt all...
July 07, 2008
WALL-E magic. Also: “Wit” and “Passion” and Painful Movies
No, they caaaaan't take that awayyyy from me.... I'm loving the raves for WALL-E. The...
June 26, 2008
Don’t Read Roger Ebert’s WALL-E Review!
Much as I hate to say this about the work of my favorite mainstream film...
June 20, 2008
A Family Film Worth Celebrating?
Roger Ebert is just one of the film critics singing the praises of Kit Kittredge:...
May 22, 2006
Anybody Who Ever Watched “Siskel and Ebert” Needs to See This
If you thought Siskel and Ebert were good at fighting about movies, wait until you...
May 18, 2006
Roger Ebert, Rolling Stone, Peter Chattaway open fire on “Da Vinci”
It's National "How Ridiculous is The Da Vinci Code" Day, it seems. SECOND UPDATE: David...
December 12, 2005
Ebert on Narnia: Wrong, and Right
UPDATE: Ebert has corrected his mistake! Here's the earlier post... The vigilant Mark Shea notes...
November 21, 2005
Specials: Sermon contest! 100 spiritually significant films! Gibson sues CleanFlicks (for Jesus’ sake)! Ebert loved Oprah!
Monday's specials: Will Your Pastor's Sermon win Narnia Sermon Contest? In other words, can your...
September 09, 2005
The Exorcism of Emily Rose – Reviews
Well, here come the reviews! Watch for mine, featuring an in-depth interview with Scott Derrickson,...
August 16, 2005
Specials: Lizz Wright! Rosenbaum on Last Days
Today's specials: I've just discovered an album that's definitely going to be on my year-end...
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