Roger Ebert

All About Suspense: Damian McCarthy on Oddity
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With “Oddity,” Damian McCarthy has crafted one of the year’s most delightfully spine-tingling horror films, an supernatural whodunit that’s equal parts EC Comics and Edgar Allan Poe in its high-speed collision of cursed curios, haunted houses, restless spirits, and murder...
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My Spy: The Eternal City
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The original “My Spy” from 2020 was a surprisingly amusing romp with a sly, subversive streak that set it apart from the usual family-friendly, action-comedy fare. Dave Bautista and Chloe Coleman had solid chemistry, with Kristen Schaal serving as a wonderfully...
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Levan Akin on Making Films His Way, the Queer Art That Shaped Him, and His Touching New Drama Crossing
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In the deeply felt new drama “Crossing,” a retired Georgian teacher named Lia (Mzia Arabuli) is on a mission. Her sister passed away recently, and at her deathbed, Lia promised that she would find the sister’s estranged daughter Tekla, a...
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Peacock’s Those About to Die Should Appeal to People Counting the Days Until Gladiator 2
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After a rocky first episode in which director Roland Emmerich can’t seem to get a grip on his multiple plotlines or his budget, Peacock’s original series “Those About to Die” (mostly) settles into its personality: a dirty, violent, grimy, often-half-naked...
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The 10 Best Documentary Love Stories
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In the documentary “Skywalkers: A Love Story,” available on Netflix on Friday, we meet Ivan Beerkus and Angela Nikolau, who separately shared an unusual fascination. Both growing up in Russia, they were obsessed with climbing tall buildings, wowing online followers...
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10 Films to Thrill You at the 2024 Fantasia International Film Festival
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Sundance, SXSW, Cannes — so much of film festival culture revolves around trying to find the next big awards contender, getting sneak peeks at films that might either make the Oscar race or end up in wide release (or both)....
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Twisters
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Aren’t movies of this summer spinning delightfully vintage vibes? Just collectively consider “Mad Max” offshoot “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga,” seeing Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills again through “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F,” Kevin Costner’s shrewdly old-school Western “Horizon: An American Saga -...
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No Dream Is Ever Just a Dream: Eyes Wide Shut Turns 25
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Following the release of his groundbreaking dark comedy “Dr. Strangelove” in 1964, the subsequent films made by the late Stanley Kubrick would all undergo similar fates regarding their initial and ultimate critical receptions. Upon their initial releases, they would receive...
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Ibrahim Nash’at Filmed the Taliban Up Close for a Year. ‘Hollywoodgate’ Was the Harrowing Result.
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In the summer of 2021, U.S. forces completed their withdrawal from Afghanistan, 20 long years after the War on Terror began. By that point, though, most American had stopped thinking about that invasion, and as a result many never knew...
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The Convert
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In his latest movie “The Convert,” director and co-writer Lee Tamahori returns home to New Zealand for a look at a fraught chapter in the country’s history. Bringing his action movie bonafides from the James Bond entry "Die Another Day"...
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