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Turner Classic Movies has a cool new club called the TCM Backlot. They call it the ultimate fan club for everyone who loves Turner Classic Movies. The TCM Backlot is your ticket to go behind the scenes, attend private gatherings, […]

For Mother’s Day, share some of these movies featured in my book, 50 Must-See Movies: Mothers. Claudia Before they went on to co-star in the luminous romance, “The Enchanted Cottage,” Dorothy McGuire and Robert Young played a young married couple […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]