Category : Roger Ebert

Entertainment / Roger Ebert - 5 months ago

Fantasia 2019: Blood on Her Name, 1BR

by Nick Allen July 20, 2019   |   Print Page Tweet Boldness is a facet that comes within the DNA of a lot of movies programmed at Fantasia, especially as rising filmmakers use their independence to tell a genre story in a different way. That’s...

Entertainment / Roger Ebert - 5 months ago

Comic-Con 2019: Cobra Kai

by Nell Minow July 20, 2019   |   Print Page Tweet It is often said that you can’t go home again, but “Cobra Kai” has been a homecoming for its stars, its characters, and its creators, bringing together the cast of “The Karate Kid” and its sequ...

Entertainment / Roger Ebert - 5 months ago

The Lion King

It may be a long time before viewers can appreciate the 2019 remake of "The Lion King" as a freestanding work, instead of judging it against the original. The 1994 version was "Hamlet" plus "Bambi" on the African veldt: a childhood-shaping, Oscar-wi...

Entertainment / Roger Ebert - 5 months ago

Luz

Tilman Singer’s “Luz” was one of the most buzzed about titles on the genre festival circuit in 2018, earning raves at Montreal’s Fantasia Fest and Austin’s Fantastic Fest. It’s easy to see why. With echoes of everything from Dario Argento to Peter S...

Entertainment / Roger Ebert - 5 months ago

A Faithful Man

Louis Garrel was introduced to U.S. moviegoers (for all intents and purposes) as the male half of impossibly attractive, skirting-with-incestuous bisexual twins in Bernardo Bertolucci’s 2003 “The Dreamers.” (The female half was played by Eva Green.)...

Entertainment / Roger Ebert - 5 months ago

Into the Ashes

“Into the Ashes” tells a blood-soaked story of violence, betrayal, and revenge that's so familiar that if one of the actors on the screen inexplicably forgot what to say, a viewer could feed them their lines without hesitation. The problem is not th...

Entertainment / Roger Ebert - 7 months ago

Shaft

The NYC critics’ screening of 2019’s “Shaft” occurred in the most appropriate place imaginable, Times Square. It was here, 48 years ago, that John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) took viewers on a walking tour underscored by Isaac Hayes’ Oscar-winning tit...