Since the beginning, people have struggled to describe Russ Meyer’s 1970 film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, and no mere string of words quite captures its narcotic essence. “It’s a camp sexploitation horror musical that ends in a quadruple ritual murder and a triple wedding,” said its screenwriter, Roger Ebert, to …
PBS Digital Studios’ Blank on Blank series, which takes interviews with interesting people and then animates them, is just a delight, and this interview with Roger Ebert is no exception. Ebert talks about his issues with film school, who has the biggest ego, and why his favorite love scenes aren’t about passion.
It might be hard to believe now, but when it first came out in 1989, some people didn't really like Back to the Future: Part II. Recognized today as perhaps the greatest film ever made for the silver screen, critics like Gene Siskel called it "very gadget-filled and really noisy in an unpleasant way." Hard to believe…
It's been a year since critic Roger Ebert lost his battle with cancer, but the man who made the world fall in love with movies will live on, not only through his mountain of work but in this documentary Life Itself, which has premiered the first trailer.
We've featured the incredible work of toy customizer Sillof before; he's best known for his incredible reimaginings of superhero and Star Wars figures in steampunk style, Roman, noir, samurai, and more. Which is probably why, when comedian Patton Oswalt decided he needed a set of Star Wars figures in the style of the…
Roger Ebert, the film critic with the legendary thumb has died. He passed away in Chicago at the age of 70.
For all the millions of dollars the original Star Wars trilogy made in the late-'70s and early-'80s, not everyone was enamored with A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Among those haters was film critic John Simon, who took to Ted Koppel's Nightline to spew his disdain and hate all over the…
Roger Ebert remains one of the most influential voices in film, but when a failed surgery related to thyroid cancer left him without the ability to eat, drink, or speak, he had to reinvent the way he communicated with the world.
Roger Ebert dropped his review on the final Harry Potter movie, and guess what? He likes it! But there is one thing he doesn't really like: the 3D.
Roger Ebert pissed off more than a few people with his comments yesterday about Ryan Dunn's death (allegedly, the Jackass star was drunk driving). Apparently enough people complained (or trolled) that Facebook took Ebert's page down.
Whatever you think of Roger Ebert, his movie reviews are well-respected and spot on more often than not. Now you can keep his insight in your pocket with his just-released Great Movies app.
OMNI magazine interviewed Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert about the future of movies for their June, 1987 issue. Ebert makes some bold and accurate predictions about how a revolution in the delivery and distribution of movies will open up the "art film" market, allowing people greater access to movies that may not make…
A battle with cancer left film megacritic Roger Ebert without much of the lower half of his face. But he will appear on his new TV show looking quite like his old self. How? A meticulously sculpted prosthetic chin.
It's a deceptively simple concept: man takes camera and tripod out into the NYC blizzard and shoots what he sees. But there's enough beauty and craftsmanship in this three-and-a-half minutes that Roger Ebert thinks it should win an Oscar.
In a huge 1800-word apology on his Sun Times blog, critic Roger Ebert admitted it was stupid to complain about games not being art—as he wouldn't review a film without at least sitting through the first 45 minutes.