Monday, September 16 2013
Maybe if one writes reviews like they're the only things that matter, the way Pauline Kael and Lester Bangs did, then writing reviews is enough.
Friday, September 9 2011
Roger Ebert describes the movie of his life, lending his unique outlook to his childhood, his relationship with Gene Siskel, and his recent battle with cancer.
Thursday, June 23 2011
This is, literally and figuratively, a movie about the dirt under the fingernails of its characters, and how everyone has some of that dirt, no matter how they might appear on the outside or to those in society at large.
Wednesday, September 15 2010
Tuesday, May 18 2010
I'd really like to read a complete history of American film criticism. Unfortunately, this volume falls far short of delivering what the title promises.
Tuesday, August 19 2008
Thursday, August 14 2008
This superb small novel isn’t about war or politics at all, but about, in the face of guilt and horror, choosing whether to die and how, if that is the choice, to live.
Tuesday, January 22 2008
What matters isn’t whether you or I agree with Jones, of course, but whether his writing offers new insights into the films and directors at hand.
Thursday, January 3 2008
On censorship he says: "It tended to be assumed in European films that human beings were born with sexual organs and at a certain point in their lives began to use them, not always in socially approved ways."