Efficient, nasty action scenes can't overcome mostly bland characterizations and a half-baked story.
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Our writers share their memories of the late, great Jerry Lewis.
An in-depth look at an ambitious retrospective at NYC's Film Society of Lincoln Center that celebrates one of cinema's greatest years.
A look back at the first feature directed by "Baby Driver" filmmaker Edgar Wright.
An appreciation of "The Blackcoat's Daughter"; A letter to my mother; "Happy Campers" deserves classic status; Relevance of "The House is Black"; In praise of "Old Enough."
Reviews and screenings of "Hair" and "Being There" at Ebertfest 2017, and Q&A with producers Michael Butler and Michael Hausman by Michael Phillips, Nate Kohn and Chaz Ebert; and with Oscar-nominated Caleb Deschanel by Simon Kilmurry and Scott Mantz.
A look back at the eighth annual TCM Classic Film Festival, which included screenings of nitrate prints, a conversation with Michael Douglas and much more.
An interview with the one and only Norman Lear.
A celebration of director David Lynch's filmography in anticipation of an upcoming retrospective at the IFC Center in New York.
A review of two opening night films from Sundance 2017.
A preview of the 54th New York Film Festival, including "Son of Joseph," "The Rehearsal," "Graduation," "Sieranevada" and much more.
Matt writes: In his captivating 2005 memoir, Kiss Me Like a Stranger, Gene Wilder reflected on his experience of making Mel Brooks' 1974 comic masterpiece, "Young Frankenstein." He likened making the picture to "taking a small breath of Heaven" each day, and that is what the film feels like every time I watch it. Wilder passed away on August 29th at age 83, leaving behind a timeless legacy that was celebrated at RogerEbert.com with Peter Sobczynski's beautiful obituary. Ebert himself gave four stars to several Wilder classics, including 1971's "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," 1974's "Blazing Saddles" and of course, 1974's "Young Frankenstein," a film that earned Wilder an Oscar nomination for the screenplay he co-authored with director Mel Brooks. In his review, Roger wrote that the film "shows artistic growth and a more sure-handed control of the material by a director who once seemed willing to do literally anything for a laugh. It’s more confident and less breathless."
A tribute to the late comic genius, Gene Wilder.
A look at "The In-Laws" in light of its Criterion Blu-ray release this month.
A report on three documentaries playing at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Monica Castillo responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
An article highlighting three films at Sundance 2016.
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com film critic Simon Abrams.
An article on Madeline Kahn in light of the release of a new book about her.
A review of FX's "The Comedians" and "Louie".
An interview with film critic Matt Fagerholm.
An interview with Mick Sacks, author of "Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers."
The first official day of San Diego Comic-con, Thursday, I sat down with the award-winning Broadway producer Vivek J. Tiwary for an interview about his first graphic novel, "The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story," which he is adapting and producing into a feature film.
An interview with Woody Allen about his new film, "Magic in the Moonlight."
"Anchroman 2: The Legend Conitunes" director Adam McKay talks about Mel Brooks, 1980s television news and Ron Burgundy's pet shark.