Movie

  • The Real “Rocky”: Phillipe Falardeau on “Chuck”

    - May 8, 2017
    “Chuck” is based on the real-life story of boxer Chuck Wepner, called “The Bayonne Bleeder,” whose fight with Muhammad Ali was an inspiration for “Rocky.” In an interview with RogerEbert.com, French-Canadian director Phillipe Falardeau (“Monsieur Lazhar,”...
  • Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie

    - May 8, 2017
    The Netflix mystery movie “Handsome” begins by removing any possibility of mystery: Stephen Weber emerges from a swimming pool and announces, “Hello, I’m Stephen Weber. I play the murderer in this ‘Handsome Mystery Movie.’ Enjoy this...
  • Ebertfest 2017: “Hair” and “Being There”

    - May 6, 2017
    FREQUENTLY our guests at Ebertfest add our selections to their home viewing catalogues. As a service, we will post the reviews and discussions of the movies from the festival on our website over the next week....
  • Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

    - May 5, 2017
    Indian action/period epic “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” is everything I want, but rarely get from superhero and big-budget fantasy movies. Here, larger-than-life characters—specifically a beloved warrior-king Amarendra Baahubali (Prabhas) and his jealous cousin Bhalla (Rana Daggubati)—fight for...
  • Hot Docs Interview 2017: Alexandre O. Philippe on “78/52”

    - May 5, 2017
    The infamous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece, “Psycho,” haunted my nightmares years before I actually saw it. As a kid, one of the first books on cinema I read cover to cover explored the...
  • The Lovers

    - May 5, 2017
    The first thing that really hits you about “The Lovers” is not its muted color palette, ever-evocative of a smog-suffused Southern California dusk, but its musical score. A lush, romantic through line of melody, performed by...
  • The Dinner

    - May 5, 2017
    Oren Moverman’s “The Dinner” is an incredibly frustrating movie, almost purposefully so. It is a film about people who say things like “We’re gonna talk tonight … put it all on the table,” and then never...
  • Risk

    - May 5, 2017
    In various ways, “Risk,” Laura Poitras’ intimate look at Julian Assange and the world of Wikileaks, serves as a companion piece to “Citizenfour,” her masterful, Oscar-winning documentary about Edward Snowden. Both films benefit from the extraordinary...
  • Telltale Games, Giant Sparrow Want to Reprogram Your Gaming Expectations

    - May 5, 2017
    Since their formative days, video games have come with relatively predictable expectations. Most games are a journey from a starting point to a finish line, usually after defeating a final boss. Most games are built on...
  • Take Me

    - May 5, 2017
    The character of Ray Moody in “Take Me,” played by character actor Pat Healy (in his directorial debut) is made up of equal parts blankness, desperation and fragility. He wears a thick toupee, making him look...