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I am thrilled to be included in this magnificent book, a collection of essays by women about food, with recipes. My essay is “My Life in Six Cookies.” When we think about the biggest milestones and roadblocks in our lives, […]

W. Bruce Cameron wrote A Dog’s Purpose to comfort his wife Cathryn Michon after the death of her dog. In this behind-the-scenes clip from the DVD release, they talk about the story and the rescue dog they love. The Dog’s […]

We mourn the loss of director Jonathan Demme, who died yesterday of cancer. A filmmaker of exceptional warmth, humanity, and range, his loss has been felt sharply, and it has been touching to see how many journalists and critics began […]

Christopher Plummer, Jai Courtney, and Lily James star in “The Exception,” a WWII story about a German soldier who must determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland. It is […]

We are delighted to present this exclusive clip from “Breaking Legs,” a teen dance competition movie (starring real teens, not actors in their 20’s pretending to be teens). It’s available now on VOD and DVD. When new-to-town freshman Bloom meets […]

Here’s the Ebertfest panel on “The Handmaiden” that I moderated. (Sorry there’s a problem with the sound at first — skip ahead about five minutes and it should be all right.

Israeli-American Joseph Cedar wrote and directed one of my favorite movies, the Oscar-nominated Beaufort, and I am a fan of his film “Footnote” as well. Both are in Hebrew. So it was a great pleasure to talk to him about […]

If you like behind-the-scenes-of-the-hits films like “20 Feet from Stardom,” “Muscle Shoals,” and “The Wrecking Crew,” you will enjoy “BANG! The Bert Berns Story.” Like “Wrecking Crew,” this is a love letter from a son to his father. You have […]

On Vulture, Kyle Buchanan has a fascinating column about three directors who took time off between blockbusters to make remarkably similar small budget films about gifted kids and their single parents. It is well worth reading in full. Take “Gifted,” […]

“Step” documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a […]