Freeheld stumbles over too many hurdles to recommend it. The film’s heart is in the right place, but its focus is not.
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Tina Hassannia reports on three docs from TIFF about artists.
A review of Kent Jones' "Hitchcock/Truffaut" from the Telluride Film Festival.
An overview of the films that will be theatrically released in the 2015 fall season.
An interview with the Oscar-nominated actress, Helena Bonham Carter.
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com editor Brian Tallerico.
The case against innocent bystanders; John McTiernan's "Basic"; Cause of addiction has been discovered; Remembering Dusty Rhodes; J.J. Abrams on Dick Smith.
Ben Kenigsberg looks at Kent Jones's documentary "Hitchcock/Truffaut," showing in Cannes Classics.
Apu Trilogy returns to theaters; History of "East Side/West Side"; Cats vs. dogs onscreen; Celebrating Albert Brooks's "Mother"; How music evolves.
Predictions for the eight major categories in the 87th Annual Academy Awards.
An awards season skeptic on the Golden Globes.
Ten underrated female performances from 2014 worthy of Oscar consideration.
A piece on the first wave of critics groups awards and some predictions for SAG and the Golden Globe nominees.
"The San Francisco Bay Guardian" shuts down; Gabriel García Márquez chats with Akira Kurosawa; Kim Dickens on Fincher's "woman problem"; Comedy club charges per laugh; R.I.P. Elizabeth Peña.
Malala Yousafzai wins Nobel Peace Prize; 10 greatest vampire movies; Shonda Rhimes interview; Christianity Today hates "Left Behind"; Genius of nudity in "Gone Girl."
A review of Showtime's new drama "The Affair," starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson.
Pressure on female celebrities; Misogyny on "MasterChef"; Shut up Kevin Smith; Debunking myths of black education; Reflections on "The King of Comedy."
Sheila writes: Steven Soderbergh may be retired from movies, but he continues to be a very busy man, primarily with his Cinemax show "The Knick." But in the last couple of weeks, he also launched a conversation-starter on his own site, about the issue of "staging" scenes in film. Soderbergh writes that staging "(roughly defined) refers to how all the various elements of a given scene or piece are aligned, arranged, and coordinated." To show what he means, Soderbergh took a film with a high level of visual staging, "Raiders of the Lost Ark," stripped its sound, made it black-and-white, and overlaid the whole thing with the Trent Reznor/Atticus Finch synethized scores for David Fincher films. The result is a fascinating experiment in visual style. Soderbergh writes, "I operate under the theory a movie should work with the sound off." You can watch Soderbergh's "Raiders" experiment at his site.
This is a dispatch about the first weekend of NYFF 2014, including Green's "La Sapienza" and Fincher's "Gone Girl".
The right kind of 90s nostalgia; Cynthia Rothrock: Expendabelle; Favorite Fincher moments; Ten underrated 2014 performances; Chatting with Whit Stillman.
A review of "Extant" and "Hemlock Grove."
Writer Brian Tallerico responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
The first in a monthly series of video essays about unloved films, Scout Tafoya's video essay is an appreciation of "Alien 3," the debut feature by David Fincher.