Indiewire’s weekly poll turns the critics on themselves, asking them to disclose what words they would ban from reviews. From “epic” to “game-changer” to “Oscar-worthy,” they tell us what terms are overused, under-specific, and just too easy. I admit […]
Thanks to New York Magazine’s Vulture column for including my thoughts in the round-up of the worst films of 2013. Here’s the consolidated list. As always, there are some movies that end up on both best and worst lists, notably […]
Many thanks to “Marcus Julianus” of Existimatum for this lovely interview about how I became a movie critic and how I approach my reviews. Early Career EX: Tell us about where you grew up and what kind of childhood you […]
Chaz Ebert has announced that everything posted on rogerebert.com this week will be written by a woman. I’m delighted to kick it off with my tribute to Barbara Stanwyck, inspired by the Pre-Code film series I am co-hosting with Margaret Talbott […]
No one has ever loved movies more than Roger Ebert. Now it’s time for the movies to love him back — I’m a backer of this new movie about Roger and hope they get enough to do him justice and […]
Leonard Maltin answers viewer questions on obscure (but cherished) Disney programs, the future of the movie business, “Citizen Kane,” Kickapoo Joy Juice, and more.
One of my all-time favorite critics — and one of the nicest guys in this field — is Leonard Maltin. Be sure to check out his new series on YouTube.
I was honored to be invited to talk about “Rush” for the Voice of America’s Russian channel!
The masterful critic Stanley Kauffman, whose writing career stretched over eight decades, died this week at age 97. Adam Bernstein’s perceptive Kauffman obituary in the Washington Post noted: “He was one of the few critics who could watch a 1997 […]
Chaz Ebert wrote to Rob Schneider to ask him about a story that was mentioned in many of the tributes to her late husband, Roger Ebert. Roger loathed Schneider’s movie “Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo.” He memorably wrote that the film […]