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In honor of Mother’s Day, my ebook 50 Must-See Movies: Mothers will be free on Amazon through Monday, May 6-9, 2016. No relationship is more primal, more fraught, more influential, more worried over, more nourishing when good and more devastating […]

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Well, really, the entire Ebertfest film festival is a highlight. It truly is unlike any other film festival because it creates such a sense of community, in part because people come back year after year and in part because there […]

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I always love to see what the Frock Flicks ladies have to say and I especially loved the list of the five best black and white costumes. Of course Audrey Hepburn’s Ascot dress is on the list. But I had […]

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Washingtonian Magazine has a terrific behind-the-scenes round-up of comments to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Best Picture Oscar-winner All the President’s Men. Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Oscar-winner Jane Alexander, Robert Redford, Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman and more give their candid […]

This week, in honor of Women’s History Month, on rogerebert.com women critics write about film. One featured essay is my appreciation of Nora Ephron, which notes that “Nora Ephron has been portrayed on screen by Diane Keaton, Sandra Dee, Meryl […]

I can’t say I recommend buying a ticket for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but anyone who decides to go should check out this primer to bring you up to date. It has some interesting background (Jenna Malone as […]

Seventy-five years ago, The Maltese Falcon was first released, the very first film from director John Huston (with his father, the distinguished actor Walter Huston, in a small non-speaking part for good luck). It was the third version of the […]

Movies are short. They have to fit a whole story into a space that is usually just 90-120 minutes. So every single detail on the screen has to deliver information. This is a great explanation of how our first view […]

For more than 100 years, movies have been offending someone, and no group has spent more time on the front lines of “decency” battles than the Catholic Legion of Decency, later renamed the National Legion of Decency. They went all […]

Frock Flicks is a wonderful blog from Trystan L. Bass, Sarah Lorraine, and Kendra Van Cleave, whose commentary on the historical accuracy and creative contribution of the costumes in historical movies and television is thoughtful, perceptive, and illuminating. They also […]