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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 11-15, 2017. No relationship is more primal, more fraught, more influential, more worried over, more nurturing when good and more devastating […]

Rama Burshtein (“Fill the Void”) is an observant Orthodox Jew who lives in Israel, but she reminds me in our interview that for more than half of her life, she was a secular Jew living in America. “I’m 50 years […]

On May 9, 1961, my father, Newton Minow, delivered a speech that continues to inspire the conversation about media. He was President Kennedy’s new Chairman of the FCC, just 35 years old, and in his first major address he told […]

This week’s release, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law and directed by Guy Ritchie, gives us a chance to look at some of the other movie depictions of one of Western literature’s most significant […]

My friend Matt Fagerholm did a great interview with actor/comedian Gilbert Gottfried on rogerebert.com. Gottfried is the subject of a new documentary called “Gilbert” that was shown at the HotDocs festival. There have been a lot of times throughout history […]

They don’t share any scenes in “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2,” but they shared an entire movie together in 1989: Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell were “Tango & Cash,” one of the quintessential buddy cop movies of the 80’s. […]

Oren Moverman directed “The Dinner,” a provocative film about mental illness and its impact on the family, about the challenges of being a parent, about marriage, politics, and insanely pretentious food. It stars Richard Gere as a politician and Steve […]

Happy Star Wars Day and may the 4th and the force be with all of you. Here’s what’s coming next!

“A Doggone Hollywood,” starring Just Jesse the Jack, will be available on VOD and DVD June 6, 2017. He’s got the number one show on television (starring Cynthia Rothrock, An Eye For An Eye; and Paul Logan (Sniper: Special Ops) […]