When he died of cancer yesterday, Roger Ebert was the best-known practitioner of a dying art: newspaper film criticism. Few papers can afford to have a movie reviewer of their own these days, choosing instead to run syndicated pieces by folks like Ebert, who became the unlikeliest of TV personalitie ... More >>
They just don't make 'em like they used to. Well, actually, they just don't make as many of them as they used to, but when it comes to vigilante/exploitation B-flicks, apparently, it turns out they make 'em exactly like they used to. Case in point: Hobo with a Shotgun, the most succinctly acc ... More >>
The holidays are getting closer every week, but for those of us that aren't interested in shopping yet, there's still plenty to do on the cheap. Actually, you can even go shopping this weekend if you'd like to hit up the DIY goods fair, but if the words "party" and "drunk" are more your thing ... More >>
An image from Nina Paley's "Sita Sings the Blues." Full-length animated films have traditionally been very expensive to make, requiring teams of artists working over a long period of time. As a result, the medium's became the near-exclusive province of powerful studios with deep pockets but a box-o ... More >>
The word that Roger Ebert (pictured) and Richard Roeper had severed ties with the film-review program At the Movies -- and that their replacements will be Turner Classic Movies' Ben Mankiewicz and E's Ben Lyons, who are TV personalities with virtually no hardcore critical background -- couldn't help ... More >>
The dead school.