Roger Ebert

They Are the Best of the Best: Glen Powell on The Blue Angels
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Glen Powell played a military pilot in “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Devotion.” In his off-screen life, he is a pilot who has flown with the US Navy’s Blue Angels, in “Top Gun” terms, the best of the best of the...
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Cannes Video #5: The Apprentice, Rumours, The Shrouds, On Becoming a Guinea Fowl
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The Cannes Film Festival is underway, and Chaz Ebert is on the ground to report on every development. In this video, Associate Editor Robert Daniels discusses "The Apprentice," "Rumours," "The Shrouds," and "On Becoming a Guinea Fowl." Watch the video below.
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Cannes 2024: Grand Tour, Motel Destino, Beating Hearts
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Most simply described, Miguel Gomes's "Grand Tour" tells the story of Edward (Gonçalo Waddington), a British official in Myanmar, who in January 1918 goes on the run from his fiancée, Molly (Crista Alfaiate). The journey takes him to Singapore, Bangkok, Saigon,...
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Life, the Videogame: Run Lola Run
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The success of "Pulp Fiction" inspired a flood of films and a fair number of TV shows; I recently wrote about one of them for this site, 1999's "Go." But one of the many things that's fascinating about the "Pulp Fiction" derivatives...
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I Will Be Happy if I Can Say I’ve Done My Best: Eye Surgeon Dr. Ming Wang on Sight
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“Sight” tells the extraordinary story of Dr. Ming Wang, from the oppressions of China’s decade-long Cultural Revolution to his move to America (where he earned an MD from Harvard and a Ph.D from MIT). It them moves to his pioneering work...
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Cannes 2024 Diary 2: International Genre Picks
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Beyond the competition, there are dozens of other films to be captivated by here at Cannes, many solidly fitting under the “genre” umbrella. For decades, these films have never received the respect of auteur-driven institutions like Cannes. But given the...
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Hit Man
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People like to speak about a golden era of movies—the precise dimensions of which often shift based on the generation of the speaker—when Hollywood made products that were sexier, smarter, and just generally better. Richard Linklater’s “Hit Man” is for them. ...
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Netflix’s Tires Should Have Fans of Shane Gillis Rolling
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Getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to Shane Gillis. In 2019, the stand-up comedian was announced as a new cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” but then podcast footage surfaced in which Gillis used ethnic slurs (he...
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Cannes 2024: Marcello Mio, Parthenope, Elementary
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Chiara Mastroianni really does resemble her dad. Near the beginning of Christophe Honoré's "Marcello Mio," she has a dream in which she looks in the mirror and sees her famous father, Marcello Mastroianni, staring back. Telling her equally famous mother,...
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Fantastic Start to Fourth Season of Evil Maintains Creepy Quality
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“Doesn’t it seem like these assignments are getting weirder?” There’s no program on television more wonderfully weird than “Evil.” Even the journey of this show’s broadcast has been incredibly weird: It started on CBS, moved to Paramount+, recently dropped two...
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