We’re talking Ozploitation, Roger Ebert making us emote, Charles Grodin making us laugh and Star Trek making us cry. Louis CK cracks one out of the park and Chris Tucker is amazing. Please join us in the third row for equal parts antagonistic and loving discussion on life and the movies.Read More
Mamo reflects on the worst 4th of July weekend in 30 years of moviegoing, by way of ruminations upon Tammy, Transformers, The Sandman, TIFF, and Roger Ebert’s life itself (and its consequences for the documentary Life, Itself).Read More
I knew Roger Ebert.
I never met the man nor did we ever exchange words but I knew him. I knew the movies he liked, what filmmakers he championed and that he was willing to go out on a ledge and go against the grain. I also knew he grew up in a small town, loved his parents and that he was an alcoholic. What’s interesting is that I learned those last things, the really personal things, well after he had left television and illness had forced him to communicate only via the written word.Read More
The movies are machines for generating empathy. That was one of the humanist mantra’s of Roger Ebert over his lenghty and celebrated career as a film critic, and more importantly, as a writer of all things. From food to boobs to Hoop Dreams, Steve James (director of the latter) has had a close relationship Ebert and his wife Chaz since Roger became a...Read More
End of the road (trip)! Matt and Matt and Ariel reflect back on the 16th annual Roger Ebert Film Festival on the long drive back to Toronto. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (9.6MB) To download this episode, use this URL:...Read More