April 18, 2024 12:45 pm

Roger Ebert Reviews

The Jinx – Part Two Continues One of the Most Fascinating True Crime Sagas of All Time

“What made you talk to them?” “Still kinda putting that together in my own mind.” That really is the impossible question at the center of HBO’s wildly influential “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” isn’t it? Why did Robert Durst talk to Andrew Jarecki? What compelled a man who had seemingly gotten […]

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Hard Miles

The fact-based “Hard Miles” begins with a failure. Social worker Greg Townsend (Matthew Modine) urges a judge to allow the resident of a facility for teenage boys who have been in trouble to allow him to stay there, even though he pushed another boy. Townsend explains that he was protecting someone else, not instigating violence.

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The Overlook Film Festival Highlights, Part 2: The Hands of Orlac, Kill Your Lover, Dead Mail, Red Rooms

“The Hands of Orlac,” a twisty and lurid 1924 Austrian psychodrama, was the last movie I saw in New Orleans at the Overlook Film Festival. The four day-long festival’s revival of the century-old silent movie, about a celebrated pianist who believes he’s haunted by the spirit of a killer, felt like an event thanks in

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Ebertfest 2024 Announces Full Lineup, With Guests Including Eric Roberts, Mariel Hemingway, Larry Karaszewski, and More

This week marks the 25th anniversary of Ebertfest, Roger Ebert’s film festival hosted every year at the Virginia Theatre in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. From April 17th to April 20th, this year’s fest spans thirteen features both old and new, one panel, and twenty-five guests.  Here’s a quick preview of what you can expect from the fest’s

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