Roger Ebert

Golden Years
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Cinema is replete with examples of stories about old couples getting their groove back in their later years. Old age is, after all, a kind of new adolescence, as kids grow old, careers become less important, and your dwindling remaining...
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Bring Him to Me
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Why is it that crime big wigs in movies enjoy wasting ammo so much? Late in “Bring Him to Me,” a new heist-and-its-aftermath thriller directed by Luke Spark from a script by Tom Evans, a ruthless boss dispatches one of...
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All That Kong: When Bob Fosse Wanted to Make a King Kong Movie
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Did you know that in some alternative universe, there could’ve been a “King Kong” movie directed by none other than Bob Fosse (“All That Jazz”) and written by Paddy Chayefsky (“Network”)? I didn’t, either, until last week, and now I’m...
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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Is an Essential Update of a Classic RPG
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“Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth” is one of the more ambitious RPGs of the past few years. It mostly covers the second act of 1997’s “Final Fantasy 7,” where Cloud, Tifa, Barret, and Aerith chase Sephiroth, a former war hero turned...
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The People Who Never Stopped Loving Tenet
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People who love “Tenet” tend to have a story about the first time they saw it, so let’s start with mine. I didn’t catch Christopher Nolan’s 2020 film in theaters — I live in Los Angeles, where there were tight...
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Spaceman
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Now, 189 days into his mission, Jakub Prochazka (Adam Sandler), the forlorn cosmonaut protagonist of “Spaceman,” is hurtling toward Jupiter to study the mysterious Chopra cloud. He is nearing his breaking point. Short on sleep in a malfunctioning spacecraft that...
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Drive-Away Dolls
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Coming out of “Drive-Away Dolls,” an uproarious, sexy and deliciously feminine B-movie, the immediate thing you might realize is just how dearly this particular Coen Brothers flavor has been missed. You know, that quirky, familiarly zany essence last seen in...
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Dune: Part Two
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The word that will likely be used most often to describe Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part Two” is “massive.” Expect a whole lot of variations on the words “epic” and “spectacle” too. Say what you will about how they turned out,...
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Berlin Film Festival 2024: Abiding Nowhere, Pepe, No Other Land
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Throughout the Berlin International Film Festival there has been a glaring juxtaposition between the beauty within the festival and the terror happening around it. In this festival’s resplendent theaters, gorgeous movie houses that I briefly outlined in a prior dispatch,...
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Movies Starring Real-Life Fathers and Daughters, Ranked
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Ewan McGregor’s new film is personal for him. The story of a father and daughter on a road trip, “Bleeding Love” examines these characters’ frayed relationship as they try to heal old wounds. But while the drama isn’t strictly autobiographical,...
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