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 […]
In the fall of 1973, there was no biggest story in sports than the challenge from former tennis champ Bobby Riggs to women players. He claimed that at age 55, decades after he retired in 1951, he could still beat […]
To celebrate the week of Charlotte Bronte’s 200th birthday, Audible Studios is releasing a new audiobook version of Jane Eyre. It is beautifully performed by Thandie Newton, who brings just the right intimate quality to Bronte’s classic story of the […]
Roald Dahl’s book The BFG is about a Big Friendly Giant and a girl named Sophie. But not all giants are friendly. This trailer for the upcoming movie directed by Steven Spielberg looks every bit as magical as the story […]
This week’s splendid new “Jungle Book” from Disney may inspire families to check out the books that inspired it by Rudyard Kipling. Children may prefer his “Just-So” stories and “Rikki-tikki-tavi,” about a curious mongoose who saves the day. Families may […]
The SundanceNOw Doc Club observes Autism Awareness Month by showing three inspiring films that follow the triumphs and hurdles of individuals on the Autism spectrum. These stories show that through art and self expression, untraditional methods, and efforts of entire […]
“The Dark Horse” is based on the true story of Maori speed chess champion Genesis Potini, who struggled with bipolar disorder but taught underprivileged children to play chess. Here is the real Genesis, who died in 2011.
Scarlett Johansson plays Kaa the snake in this clip from the new live-action “Jungle Book.” Sterling Holloway, who also played Winnie the Pooh, provided the mesmerizing voice in the animated original.
In 1991, Ice Cube was barely into his 20’s when he starred in Boyz N The Hood, one of the most powerful American films of the 20th century, a searing indictment of gang violence and a tribute to one of […]
James Napier Robertson is an actor turned writer and director from New Zealand who played hundreds of chess games with the real-life champion who inspired his film, “The Dark Horse,” and with the actor who had to learn chess — […]