What does it take to make a masterpiece? Not something merely good, but among the greatest of all time. Meaningful not just to the time and place it was produced, but to the time and place with which it is … Continue reading Top Ten Territory
In 1975, a movie about a killer shark terrorizing the waters surrounding a New England island hit theaters. That may not sound like much, but it was a massive success. Massive isn’t even the word for it: The movie broke … Continue reading JAWS
On this week’s edition of After Image, I chat with film critic and author Josh Larsen about this year’s iteration of Ebert Interruptus at the Conference on World Affairs. The movie: Jaws. The time: 3 p.m. April 6-9. The place: … Continue reading
The Chicago Sun-Times obituary by Neil Steinberg couldn’t have said it better: “Roger Ebert loved movies.” Considering that he reviewed thousands upon thousands of them, it was a good thing. From 1967 to his death in 2013, Ebert was the film critic … Continue reading LIFE ITSELF
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