I had a lot of fun taking this quiz from Politix — and it got even more fun when I found out that one of the answers came from one of my reviews. (P.S. I got a perfect score.)
It’s not unusual for low-budget horror films, movies based on video games, and Tyler Perry movies to open “cold,” without giving critics a chance to see and review them before they are in theaters. The usual reason is that the […]
A year after his death, some of the writers Roger Ebert encouraged remember him with words and pictures. And the love of his life, Chaz Ebert, writes movingly about her year without him.
Indiewire’s weekly poll turns the critics on themselves, asking them to disclose what words they would ban from reviews. From “epic” to “game-changer” to “Oscar-worthy,” they tell us what terms are overused, under-specific, and just too easy. I admit […]
Thanks to New York Magazine’s Vulture column for including my thoughts in the round-up of the worst films of 2013. Here’s the consolidated list. As always, there are some movies that end up on both best and worst lists, notably […]
Chaz Ebert has announced that everything posted on rogerebert.com this week will be written by a woman. I’m delighted to kick it off with my tribute to Barbara Stanwyck, inspired by the Pre-Code film series I am co-hosting with Margaret Talbott […]
One of my all-time favorite critics — and one of the nicest guys in this field — is Leonard Maltin. Be sure to check out his new series on YouTube.
The masterful critic Stanley Kauffman, whose writing career stretched over eight decades, died this week at age 97. Adam Bernstein’s perceptive Kauffman obituary in the Washington Post noted: “He was one of the few critics who could watch a 1997 […]
I am delighted that Rotten Tomatoes, the pioneering aggregator of movie reviews, is taking on television with its new TV Zone. Check out the reviews of scripted (non-reality) shows. So far, the widely-reviled “Dads” show gets a big rotten tomato […]
See if you can guess the Rotten Tomato rankings for these romantic comedies (plus “The Notebook”).