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  • Netflix’s Dull CIA Series The Recruit is More Like Paperwork

    - Dec 17, 2022
    With all respect to the actual pencil pushers and desk jockeys at Langley, I’m sure that working at the CIA isn’t inherently the Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, or Bryan Mills-like action bonanza that it’s cracked up to...
  • The Big 4

    - Dec 16, 2022
    Indonesian director Timo Tjahjanto makes movies that embrace the absurd potential of filmmaking. I remember being a kid and hearing someone say that the best action movies show you something you’ve never seen before and you’re...
  • Jurassic Punk

    - Dec 16, 2022
    Steve “Spaz” Williams is not a name that’s in the front of most movie lovers’ minds, but he’s a famous name to veterans of the special effects industry: a pioneer in motion-capture and realistic computer rendering who helped...
  • Angelo Badalamenti (1937-2022)

    - Dec 13, 2022
    “Today, no music,” David Lynch declared during his daily weather report posted today on YouTube, where he typically accompanies the Los Angeles forecast with a song currently spotlighted on his mental playlist. It wasn’t long after...
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once Leads Chicago Film Critics Nominations

    - Dec 13, 2022
    The Chicago Film Critics Association, a group that includes several writers from this site, announced their nominations for the best in film from 2022, led strongly by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s “Everything Everywhere All at...
  • Ebertfest Film Festival 2023 Passes On Sale December 12th

    - Dec 12, 2022
    Passes for the 23rd Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” will go on sale Monday, December 12th, at the official sites of Ebertfest and its main venue, The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Avenue, Champaign, Illinois. They can also be purchased...
  • The Most—and Least—Fun I’ve Had At the Movies All Year

    - Dec 10, 2022
    This is NOT my Top Ten List of the best movies of the year. Film Critics and Contributors to Rogerebert.com are furiously watching the last of the screenings to be able to bring you a fulsome...
  • Little America Returns For More Heartwarming Stories In Its Second Season

    - Dec 9, 2022
    Given all the money that Apple TV+ pours into their programs—big-budget, prestige dramas with A-list casts and dreams of Emmy glory, like “Severance,” “The Morning Show,” and “The Mosquito Coast”—it’s easy for scrappy little anthology shows...
  • Empire of Light

    - Dec 9, 2022
    “Empire of Light” is a grandiose title for Sam Mendes’ intimate new character drama, which starts out a bit dim and unfocused and becomes sharper and more illuminating as it unreels. The story is set in...
  • Retrograde

    - Dec 8, 2022
    “Retrograde” is about many things, but it’s really about the faces. The cameras linger on the faces, allowing the expressions of suffering, tension, nerves, and desperation, to take root. There are a lot of stories here,...