Criterion takes a trip to the dark side with Russ Meyer's pervy classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.
This week the Loose Cannons watch Goodbye Uncle Tom, the ultra offensive 1971 film that critic Pauline Kael called “the most specific and rabid incitement to race war.”
While it might not tell people who read Roger Ebert's memoir too much they didn't already know, the documentary Life Itself is a powerful work of deep empathy and human emotion that the late film critic could be proud of.
Given Roger Ebert’s well-publicized opinions about gaming’s (lack of) potential as an art form, some might find it strange to eulogize him in the context of video games. Personally, I think it’s important. While the many accounts of his unrivaled contributions to film are obviously well-deserved, Ebert had far more to offer the world than a couple of thumbs up or down.
We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of film critic Roger Ebert earlier today. Our Film and Performing Arts Editor takes some time out of his day to explain just how much Ebert meant to him and the person he has become today. We are forever grateful for the little bit of support he had given to our little Canadian outlet in the past. He will be missed.
In this "holiday" themed edition of Defending the Indefensible, we look at the first two films in the Silent Night, Deadly Night franchise, neither of which is particularly excellent (and in the case of the sequel not even remotely okay), but both of which have interesting points worth talking about.
This week's DVD column is all over the map as Andrew Parker takes on Underworld: Awakening, the horror remake Mother's Day, and the romantic drama The Vow, while Phil Brown takes a look at the almost unclassifiable Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie.
In part four of his ongoing series, Will Sloan further probes the early, now postRocky era of Sylvester Stallone's career with the often forgotten about F.I.S.T. and the even more forgotten about Paradise Alley.
This week, in our second installment in our series looking back at the works of Sylvester Stallone, Will Sloan takes a look at even more of the actor's pre-Rocky early work with Lords of Flatbush and Death Race 2000
We all know movies put their best foot forward when it comes to poster blurbs. Hollywood blockbusters are quick to use what Roger Ebert or A.O. Scott have to say about a movie, if it makes them look good. But even if Ebert and his posse of real film critics don’t like a film, you’ll […]