21 Burst results for "Roger Ebert"
"roger ebert" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Sometimes you're falling for it because you're human. But it's the combination of those two elements. Robert didn't spoil anything there when he talked about kind of the point of view of the film. We touched on this during our review as well. The perspective is blatant in the plot summary, this idea that a character is looking back on her life, but I did just appreciate so much watching this film without knowing any of that and having that be built into the experience, the mystery here again of piecing together, who is that I'm seeing in these reflections in the TV. Is watching this footage that you don't know is necessarily footage at first, but then you realize that it is digital. And I'll tie you back to my central idea and to movie after Yang specifically what Paul mescal character, the father, says about the carpet in this film. Remember when they go to that very expensive carpet place and he actually spends the money on that. He says that every carpet like this has a story. And it reminded me of the T scene actually, the same way every T has its own story and goes back generations. There's also there's an investigator here, right? There's someone who is trying to make sense of an experience and of memories and of images that have been captured by this video camera. But there are no answers that can come here. You can't just turn to somebody to fill in the blanks. And that ignorance, if you will, is something that haunts this character. I do think wells just so masterfully depicts the elusiveness. You mentioned the editing and the camerawork, the elusiveness of memory and experience. Yeah. The sound, the discontinuity editing. When to drift away from us to drift, just to let the camera as we start to forget him, right? Well, the way the camera drifts, it's almost like do some of these shot choices. It's not just about a director trying to render a moment, the right way or to capture the moment unfolding the right way. It actually suggests almost that someone else is watching. Yeah. Right? It's someone else's eyes viewing this. And I just think, I think it's a little bit of a miracle. I really do. That's how strongly I feel about this film. I watched it with Robert at Columbia. And I saw him. He said, what did he say it? Crushed him. He's already said? I saw the visceral reaction. I think Robert's someone who I don't think he'll mind if I say this. He lost his father in his 20s. And it's something he's still grapples with. The things that they didn't hash out the things that they did hash out the way that the ten years on and I don't think it's at ten years yet. But years on, you start to lose things. And I think this is a film that really hits harder, not that it didn't hit me hard, but it hits harder if you have experienced that. And I literally saw him just turn into a puddle when it was over and I thought it was great, but whatever he experienced was some higher level of just being seen by a film. And I was like, I'm going to let him go sit over there. And then he wrote about it immediately. He's like, I got to write about this while the feeling is still there. And I'm like, I'm going to go eat some checked food right now. And he's written about it a few times. He wrote a beautiful piece for Roger Ebert about it for the top ten, I think. He wouldn't show it to me when he wrote it. And he just, he's like, I just emailed it straight. And I'm like, oh, and then I read it, and I was like, oh no. It is a top ten. So if you read the piece, I think you'll really understand the personal connection he had to this film. But I love a film that can hit someone like that. And I love being able as someone who mostly went to movies by myself. It's been wonderful in the last year to actually see a lot of movies with Robert and see his reactions, 'cause sometimes you'll viscerally hate a movie he did not like nope, by the way. And to see that, see a movie really hit somebody and actually get to see it happening is a wonderful experience and I'm glad to have that again. Well, you said Adam about sort of how do you depict in film terms the act of remembering looking back and this is a film that I think is equally shrewd about how to do it just in terms of how you're going to okay we script it this way and but how do you actually visually depict it and then how do you edit it properly so that in wells case you're going for a sense of not quite being able to keep track of when these memories probably in these thoughts come back to haunt you a little bit in your present state and that's what the film I think is really great about it. It doesn't mind losing some people along the way and I like that. I really like yeah, I think like Mariah I didn't have an easy maybe I didn't have a simple emotional response to it at any one point the way I did say like when you're in the where you're in the grip of a movie like I don't know like for me like Pixar's up the minute that Montage with the marriage thing or even the happy ending thing at the end. I usually never cry when things are going wrong for somebody. I just cried when things go right. Or something falls on me. I cry. But this was a much I mean, this is a much higher grade of tears.
"roger ebert" Discussed on WTOP
"College park 33 in fairfax and 39 on the national mall going down into the 20s tonight. It's all brought to you by long fence. Save 15% on long fence decks, papers and fences, go to long fence dot com today and schedule your free in home estimate. It's ten 11. For many people, Santa Claus and violence do not mix at the movies. Santa is a symbol of all that's good in the world, but the producers of this new movie disagree. It's called Lion knight. You ain't driving, are you? I steer a little but the range of your muscles work. This is my full fear of the Santa. How about you? I started the whole damn thing. Film critic Christian toto reviews the unconventional holiday movie with wtps Dimitri sodas. Well, honestly, if the idea of a violent bloody Santa Claus feature is not your cup of tea, you really should stay far away from violent night because that's exactly what it is and we get so many movies each year that are sweet and kind and full of holiday cheer. But there's also sort of this subset of films that are just the opposite. They're dark, they're brooding. Some of they're extremely violent. That's where violent night falls. It's story about Santa Claus played by David Harbour from Stranger Things fame and he is a little bit burned out on Christmas. He's sick of the greed and all that materialism, but he has to push all that aside when he's enmeshed in this kidnapping situation. And it turns out that back in the day, this Santa Claus was a bit of a warrior and he has to kind of summon that inner warrior once more to save a family in extreme duress. And that's where the bullets start flying and the blood starts spilling. This is a satirical, it's certainly darkly comic, but I also thought if that's the kind of movie you're looking for and the film makes no bones about it, then it's actually rather entertaining. Harbor is quite good as Santa Claus is mostly violent, but also as a little bit of twinkle in his eye. There is as small sentimental subplot going on here, which I thought shouldn't work in a movie like this, but actually kind of does. So if the description makes you want to look elsewhere, then by all means look elsewhere. But if you like a bit of a darker Santa Claus, a Christmas movie that isn't sticky and sentimental, then I think violent knight will kind of scratch that itch. Will Smith resurfaced this week on Trevor Noah's daily show and he did about a 20 minute interview and he talked about the Oscars lap and how he felt about it and that he was going through a tough time and he was enraged. But what struck me, Christian is that he is currently doing a National Geographic show where he travels all around the world. He's starring in an upcoming film that you'll review for us later called Emancipation. It seems to me that for all the Führer back in March, Will Smith is back. I think I would gently disagree, which I don't often like to do with you, but he has suffered a sizable black eye when it comes to his public persona. He was really considered likeable, lovable, one of our biggest stars, just impervious to all the slings and arrows our culture could shoot his way. And then with that one horrible act, I think a lot of that just went away. He suffered some professional indignities for sure. The Emancipation project was a go before everything happened with the Oscars. But it's hard to say, I don't think he's gone. I don't think he's officially canceled. He will continue, but I also think that there should be some redemption in that when you create a horrible act and you're embarrassed before the entire world and you have to kind of endure that for month after month and your career may never be the same. You should be allowed to work again. That's just my two cents. But yeah, I understand what you're saying. It hasn't been so long and Emancipation again is in the thick of the Oscar race, so I think to the casual observer, nothing changed, but listening to him speak and hearing how people think of him now in a way I think everything's changed. Christian toto of Hollywood in toto dot com on Skype. He recommends violent night, but only if you're okay with Santa Claus being part of a violent horror movie. Coming up on WTO, the caps are out in Seattle tonight, and we'll catch up on how they're doing against the kraken. It's ten to 14. Are you ready for your palm reading my dear? Yeah, let's do this. I sense that you crave
The Big Picture
"roger ebert" Discussed on The Big Picture
"Many movies as I have in other years. And when you're going back to catch up and being like, I need to do my movie education now or fill in the blanks. It's not the movies that are eligible for this draft that I went and made up on. So, you know, I have movies here and there that I've seen on some I even really love that I've seen several times that are eligible, but not that many. So it's going to be interesting. There are drafts that we do where when we look at honorable mentions or things you were thinking about putting in wildcard. I was like, I've been like, wow, there's 30 movies here. It would just be great if we could just draft. It was almost like, oh, if we just went back and it's like, none of the movies drafted before are eligible. Now redraft. But this is actually like, it's strange because there is a whole world of movie watching that's like, this isn't good, but I'm entertained. And that is what I'm trying to put my finger on. That is exactly what I'm trying to upend in myself, which is forget about everything that we know about what won the Academy Award, what won the box office. What did Roger Ebert like that year? Let's put set all of that aside. Let's think about what we saw or what we've since seen. And what we liked. And try to disentangle it from all of this other stuff. And this is actually a good year to do it because this was still like pre mass movie coverage on the Internet for the most part, at least I wasn't reading it. In a cooler stuff like that was around, but it was still an Entertainment Weekly culture. But it wasn't like you were like, here's the teaser, here's the trailer. Here's 45 descriptions of the plot. Here's interviews coming out a month before this movie drops, like you're fully aware of the product before you actually engage with it. I mean, I remember going to see a movie I was in Cleveland for a wedding. It was like the first wedding of my friends. And the day of the wedding, we had the whole day to kill, I'll just say, we went and saw a House of wax. And I was like, that's pretty good, pretty good.
"roger ebert" Discussed on Sound Opinions
"A lot of bands will hire a documentarian into a sort of overview film. And tour on that. So there's been a real flood for two reasons. I mean, part of it being you can't make records anymore in tour on them. And the other side of it is that people can easily make these films now. You see it start with DA panabaker. You know, when he's inventing little cameras, they can carry with them and be unobtrusive. It's kind of just blossomed with like anybody can do that now. Anybody with a phone in their pocket? Well, speaking of petabyte, you really dress the influence of don't look back. I think it's an enormous film. And when I started thinking about, well, how do I think about this stuff? It really did occur to me that like Adam and Eve or a hard day's night and don't look back for all these films. All the DNA of everything that comes after the stuff that comes before it, Alan freed films where the girl can help it. Those kinds of things. They're not done from the inside. That's kind of the thing. Those are the films that are done from the inside and everybody kind of picks up on it after that. Hannah baker, I was kind of surprised. I mean, I didn't realize until I did this project that he had gotten the honorary Oscar. His important is to the industry has been recognized even beyond our little interest. That film still astonishes me because there was so much access given, Dylan doesn't necessarily come off that well. Jim and I are friends with Roger Ebert and we did one of the last interviews with him in which we asked him about the fact that he didn't like he ain't that bad. Because Dylan came off as such a jerk. Now who did it? I don't care who did it, man. I just want to know who did it. And at the same time, it came out. Dylan probably could have sued him and said, you know, I don't want you to put this out and he let it come out. It's amazing that we have that document now. You see after that Dylan doesn't give that kind of access, whether it's once bitten twice shy and years ago, when I hit interviewed pennebaker for another project, he mentioned to me that Dylan tried to buy the film from him, had basically said to me, you know, it's filled with all sorts of people nobody cares about like Joan Baez and Donovan. People they don't matter anymore. Tell me to fill. Maybe he wanted to do it with what the stones did with the blank sucker blues. Yeah. What was so influential if don't look back is cinema verite in the music world at its finest. What was so influential about a hard day's night. It's been a hard day's night and I've been working like a dog. It's been a hard day is night I should be sleeping like a lot oh well I think for the first time there's a sort of there there. If you weren't already offended The Beatles, you didn't expect it. And I think the
Monday Morning Critic Podcast
"roger ebert" Discussed on Monday Morning Critic Podcast
"Up. It ends up just being terrible. You know, this is one of the exceptions I can't find anything like, right? The studio got in here, chop this up, but people, including myself, love it to death. We just love the swamp thing. So it's kind of an anomaly in that way, right? Because usually when the studio gets involved and starts making cuts, the movie is just, you know, and I realized that I've heard you see how many occasions I'm summarizing, that it could have been so much more than, you know, and people loved what it was. So it's kind of a weird movie in that way, Adrian, right? I think if you, if you never have seen the original screenplay, if you've never read the original screenplay. And didn't know what it started out to be. And you're coming to it cold and just seeing the film. I mean, people loved it. But I always felt that with had a silk purse, which he had created with the screenplay. And when the studio got finished with the budget and with forcing him to make the changes that he had to make, even before we filmed. I mean, he had to throw our entire scenes and eliminate characters because they just wouldn't give him the money. That he, they had a sausage, and then he turned around and turned it back into his hill purse. So it was a real tribute to him because it was, you've probably heard me say this in some interview. You know, we showed up on the set one day and there was no makeup trailer because they hadn't paid the bills. Jesus. It was a rough shoot and very rough on him. But and I feel like Adrian the way you looked in that movie, like there's certain things, it's weird how I remember things, you know, I associate movies as I was getting older and growing up. I kind of pieced things together. I just thought you're looking at movie. In every movie it's stunning, but that movie just sticks with me. I always just remember your performance in that. How just stunning you were then in our now, that movie just for me for a lot of reasons is one of my all time favorites, not just because we're conversing now, but honestly, truthfully, one of the, one of the best movies in movies that I truly adore. Thank you. Thank you. Oh, wow. I look at it, and I see, you know, the cheap costumes that were bought at will were. The ugly hair and things like that. But it's when I just say, listen, you know, when we're first showed it to me, I thought, oh my God. You know, I don't know if I can even promote this. I mean, it's what I knew it could have been and what it was. And then ebert and fiscal come out and say, you know, it's undiscovered jam, and I'm thinking, well, who am I? What do I know? Well, we were shooting slump thing. We were invited to a screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark. And I walked out of the theater thinking, well, I guess somebody will like it. I'm not the person to ask. Yeah, yeah. I'm sitting home watching Swedish murder misguided detective series on NHS choice. You know, don't ask me about it. I'm not a critic. I could be a critic when I have to be. But you don't want it. I don't think you want to rely on me. And that's another thing that I read was an interview with you and Roger Ebert. I'm guessing that was done with the two of you speaking with each other. And I hope I'm correct on that. But boy, I miss him a lot, Adrian. I miss him. I feel like critics today make it about themselves many times. They don't make it about what the actors are doing or the directors are doing. It's all about what my opinion is. What I think, you know, I felt like ebert was one of the people that really told you about what the movie was about. You listened to him in major decision. And not only I only say this because you brought it up. I just, I don't know, I really, I really adore ebert. And I miss him a lot. Yes. Yeah. You know, two last questions for you. One of which is the fog, which might be one of the most beautiful movies, certainly shot in the 80s, and maybe all time. It's just, it just looks gorgeous. It's just a beautiful stunning film. And maybe it's because of your character that I'm in the podcasting now. I don't know. But I would tell you that I'm sure it's one of your favorites, but talk a little bit about the fog and how you view that for those listening who may have not heard you say this before. Your thoughts on the fog and how that memory sits with you, Adrian. Well, there are so many all, you know, positive, loving memories, but I think one of the reasons you respond to it and you say it was a beautiful film, aside from the cinematography, was that John chose one of the most beautiful parts of the nation to film it. And I remember I was up in Canada doing a mini series. I was stuck in a what you call a ski resort that was closed, I had just landed, there was no food. There was nothing there was one of those food dispensary, one of those little, the snack, a snack dispensary, machine. I got some peanut butter crackers. And John, who had been scouting locations, I think he started in Southern California, even farther south. And was going up the coast. Called and he said, well, I think he said, I found the place that I want to die in. I mean, this is so gorgeous here. And that's point rays in the point raised lighthouse and the point Reyes national seashore. And the town of Inverness, both of which I don't believe have changed very much. I haven't been there for a while, but the last time I was up there, you could have shot the film and not much had changed. But so I think that the location of the film is almost a character and is certainly as important to the beauty of the film or the success of the film or the enjoyment of the film. As we were as the actors were. So that's one thing. And then of course, we were a family. I mean, everybody had worked together before or socialized together before. We all, it was just a wonderful, wonderful experience. And I love the character and so yes, the fog is in a very strong place in my heart. I have a fan brought me a vote of beautiful photograph of the lighthouse taken on sort of a foggy day, and I've got that framed. I don't keep too many things, but I do have that one. Any other Stephen King movies that you so, so for me, if this was a video interview, you would see I have a Shawshank Redemption post driver green mile poster. Any other Stephen King adaptations that you're fond of? Oh, Derek. I don't like horror films. I don't go to see her. I don't know if I've ever seen. Well, I did just see the fire starter because I'm narrated it for visually impaired. The visually impaired. Oh, nice. And I also, I also wanted to see it because my son is one of the composers along with John Carpenter. And so I did just see firestarter, but I don't know if I've ever seen any other. Stephen King. That's a great answer. And I've heard you talk about your work. And that's fantastic, you know? One of the things I was going to ask you was, you know, those of you those that are listening that may not know this. I mean, many obviously most people do that. You were married to John Carpenter. In 2022, it's very difficult to have two people that are, you know, you as an elite actress, John as an elite director. If this relationship took place in 2022, you'd never have your privacy. Was it like that when you were married? Was it a difficult thing to be and not necessarily from a personal point of view, but from being from the public in the press and intrusive point of view? Is it a difficult thing to be in in that regard? Adrian? No, you know, it really wasn't. And maybe that's because John is a fairly private person. Right. And maybe it's because we didn't have social media in those days.
Key Battles of American History
"roger ebert" Discussed on Key Battles of American History
"Some the color purple had the same kind of baggage, right? Spielberg was a big flashy director. He did the big movies, and this is a fairly big movie. I mean, it is a sweeping epic of a film, and a lot of people felt like a overdid it. That there was not as much nuance to the film, but a lot of directors are a lot of critics have said that it's underrated. And Jesus school and Roger Ebert both kind of said they liked the idea and they liked the story, but they didn't really feel like it got where it needed to go. But there was also a lot of interesting feedback about Christian Bale. I remember reading articles back then, you know, questioning, say, Christian Bale was remarkable in this film, and he is. But is it because he's a remarkable actor or because Spielberg had a reputation for being able to get really good performances out of kids. If you remember ET, I mean, they had some remarkable performance. Isn't there some good actors, but Drew Barrymore is really the only one who really had a huge career after ET. Henry Thomas is a good actor, but a lot of people were like, is it Spielberg? And was bail able to mimic what Spielberg was trying to tell him to do. And it turns out, you know, 30 years later, 30 plus years later, he really was a remarkable actor. 'cause he went on to be Batman, you know? He went on, he went on to be a really well regarded actor by the early 2000s. Yeah, and even though he's British, he has a terrific American accent he frequently plays American actors, not just in The Batman series, but there was hostiles and American psycho and what else? I mean, he's just done so many things. A younger role, he played Laurie in the Winona Ryder version of little women. Yes. I just saw that about a year ago or so. Ironically, ironically, he was a voice in Pocahontas..
Key Battles of American History
'Windtalkers' Focuses on the Wrong Story
"But the big problem is, yeah, there's no story is so all over the place and it's so misjudged in mister focus. The focus of the film should be on yazi and whitehorse. They are secondary characters in their own movie. And so Roger Ebert said that the filmmakers have buried the film underneath battlefield cliches and centers center of the stories on a white character played by Nicolas Cage. So this is an important story. And I think was intention was there. And the screenwriter's intention was there. But they didn't execute at all on the right story. And in the right
WABE 90.1 FM
"roger ebert" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Songwriters and voices in the history of music and one of my favorite John prine stories is that Roger Ebert walked out of a movie It just went to a movie It was terrible He walked out of the movie he goes to see a singer songwriter at a local died bar and it's John prine So his column the next day is not about this terrible movie that he saw was about John prine And that kind of launched prine's career into the mainstream but incredible story that had the time to take to tell that story here on here and now on WAB And the reason why we have that kind of time to tell that kind of story And that way with so much sensitivity and heart is because of your sensitivity and heart that you show when you become a supporter of public radio And right now we are asking you to do that We're in our spring I'm getting a little choked up because that was so moving Thank you Emil And also just a reflection of I think why we all love working here so much and coming to you to invite you into support this great work is this is how it happens Your support your generosity is what you hear That's why you hear so much humanity and those stories is because we are supported by humanity and that's you right now calling 6 7 8 5 5 three 90 90 or online at WAB dot org slash donate I'd love to hear your John prine story too When you make a contribution leave a comment there I got to tell you I love hearing some of my favorite musicians talk about who their favorite musicians are And I love Bonnie raitt That was actually a gift to myself I made a donation to the station so I could go see Bonnie raitt and James Taylor and is one of the best concerts of my life So we'd love to hear your story too when you make your contribution 6 7 8 5 5 three 90 90 And when you do you help us plant some trees in Atlanta Another reason to feel good about yourself at WAB dot org slash donate Hey this is Peter sagal Like you I want to live a life entirely free of having to make any decisions My emails will be sent by bots flowers and nice notes delivered automatically to my wife So I can just contemplate the mysteries of existence That's why I am a sustaining member The donations get made automatically each month while I just float my.
"roger ebert" Discussed on Cinemavino
"This is as close to an R as you can get without going over the top. Definitely not a kids movie. No, it is definitely not. My character was like, oh, can I take my 13 year old son? And I was like. I mean, maybe? Yes. I don't know. That's tough. How mature is your 13 year old? That's the main thing. Like, yeah. Yikes. I mean, because if you're thinking like, if you go back to life and Joel Schumacher Batman, those are almost safe for all ages. Yeah. There's almost no real violence in those. I think you could show those to kindergartner and be fine. The Michael Keaton Batman, those are probably a little more hard PG. The Batman. Yeah. It's like you might be middle school to be safe from that. Those are pretty darpa. Christopher Nolan is definitely PG-13. Christopher Nolan's definitely PG-13. But his are definitely like a Christopher Nolan PG-13, where it's like, it's heavy. It's just dark and kind of dense, but this is like, this is some stark content. It's violent. It's very frightening. Messes with you. Fronting the psychological way, even. Beyond the line. I like 7. You kind of leave it feeling like you take a piece with it when you leave. Yeah. And it was like without giving anything away. I summarized this, I think, talking to you guys where it's like the ending is the movie is very bleak and it ends on a note that's slightly less bleak. Yeah, yeah. So take with that what you will. I remember Roger Ebert reviewing the movie 8 mile Eminem and he was saying like, over the course of the movie, it's such a bleak movie in Eminem is such an in such a bad place in that movie. And the best thing you can take away at the ending is that he's in a little bit less of a bad place. You know, that's kind of I thought about that watching this where it's like this is such a dark, dehumanizing experience. I mean, it really is a mirror image of the Joker with Joaquin Phoenix where it's like it's such a grim film. And then at the end of it, it's a little bit less grim. And it's like, you know, for superhero movie, it's like, is that what we look for in our superhero movies? It's like, you look for triumph or you look for like, no, it's not quite so bad. Well, and in The Batman mythology is always that Gotham is a very dark city. Yeah. And it's always going to need The Batman, but at the same time, it's dark because it has The Batman. Yeah. So I think there's a lot of that of the city imprinting on him, him and printing on the city. You can't really escape that relationship and a lot of comics and TV shows really whenever he has to deal with other heroes. You kind of lose that piece of him that you see his relationship to the city and you see what he is as just a stand-alone character. But yeah, I think this movie did a really good job of talking about his relationship with the city, the darkness within it, the darkness of himself. And I don't think it dwelled on his mental health..
So it's a show?: keeping up with the Gilmore Girls
"roger ebert" Discussed on So it's a show?: keeping up with the Gilmore Girls
"But that's hard to prepare for this role. She spent two months living with a woman who was blind and just like watch and observed how she did how she looked and even things like the dancing like practice to see how she would danson thought. That was really cool that she did that. Because yeah you have these knives coming at you and you have to. Obviously you know they're not gonna stab you. I mean hope. Those knives are very blunt but still not being able to react to be so difficult. I agree i was very impressed. And especially knowing. There's acting within acting where actress pretending to be blind but her characters also pretending to be blind that is like an extra layer of. I know just like the. You're acting inure acting. Yeah yeah. I'm sure you read this review from roger. Ebert right yes. He did unless he wrote more than one review from two thousand four. But i think. I i like watch the movie. The weird romance scenes kind of threw me off and things here and there. But this made me kind of change. How i looked at it. He said the film is so good to look at. And listen to that as with some operas. The stories almost beside the point serving primarily to get us from one spectacular scene to another. Yeah and so now. Like ever since i read that are like oh movie was so beautiful. Yes and i misspoke earlier. This i should have known. Roger ebert was the one. Who's comparing zizheng to fred. Astaire not Here's in. I just read them or something. Roger ebert said in miss attributed to the wrong person of course it was roger ebert. But yes fred astaire dancing. She is elegant. And i love the style. Also i was very invested in the romance despite the weird kissing so work for you that we're kissing just really messed. I was very invested in the flirty flirt. It really worked for me. So taylor we talk about how this fits into the world gilmore girls yet.
Six Degrees of WTF
"roger ebert" Discussed on Six Degrees of WTF
"I have not seen it probably since high school. Okay okay don't terrible. It is terrible. And i dragged my husband into all of these. There were a couple that he was like. Okay i am putting my foot. I'm like no. I'm watching that. This was not one of them. This was one that i think. It's probably going to be pretty bad but there might be some fun. Scares or something great to hell. I will never get that hour and a half back that i spent artist movie. And here's what shocking on rotten tomatoes sixty. Seven percent creeks our audience critics. Oh sixty seven percent as the score. Wow yeah that makes no sense to me at all because this was seriously so so bad. And i'm double checking just to make sure that i am right that it was movie. Seven percent forty five percent for the audience score erker. Luckily roger ebert to not like it so he said you know. A movie is in trouble when what is happening on. The screen inspires daydreams had lasted through the first real and nothing had happened now. I was somewhere in the middle of the third rail and still nothing happened. It was a really seriously slow. Yeah got it took forever like a one point. I was like how much time is left because nothing has happened. And i it was like we'd already been watching. Forty five fifty minutes. Can't remember any of the kills in the movie. The only memory. I have is her driving the car at the end. Yes with a monster. The looked like he was in a bad shave down. Where wolf suit from party city on the roof of the car. Yes that's certainly goes through him. Meals him Yeah and then she just like yes. Well if i didn't she like lay her head down on it and like the horns going and everything. And i'm like honey you're not unconscious damn horn and then she finally like gets out the next morning..
"roger ebert" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"He just picks it up out of the bag puts it to his mouth and eats it and they cut from fourteen different angles in spanta thirteen seconds. Thirty two seconds. I saw. I almost feel like i'm having a seizure. When i'm watching his movies. I will say the second one is more competently made them the third one for sure and and something good about the second one you know how roger ebert said no movie. No good movie is long enough in. No bad move is too short. That movie was like the perfect links for like ninety minutes or ninety five minutes or whatever it is is. I can deal with a bad movie. That's ninety minutes. I'll watch them nonstop just last night. Going to watch the charles bronson film assassination because it's eighty eight minutes. I ended up not watching it. But that's the sort of thing. I will totally diving some terrible but at eight minutes. Sure why not. Yeah i mean there like seventy five minute movies that sock in like ninety minute comedies. And you know. I think i land logged it on a letterbox. Not that i even do that that often. I didn't write a review or anything but even like one and a half stars for those active taken. Felt like that was fair enough for that. It was interesting things to some extent. I mean that the most interesting thing about it is that like It's got some cool ideas. And i dig on what on did with it. He's just the wrong person directed. Yeah or anything. I have another question for you. You do the mission. Impossible podcast for you. Tackle mission impossible tv series in the movies the entire franchise and i'm really curious doing the taken films. Do you regard them as spy films out. Really not not as such the definitely like they. They tease it. A little bit there. Spycraft in that's what's really cool about is more taking the influence of borne movie and applying it to like like i said a sixties era revenge Seventies era feels like death. Wish like the first though at least in the first one. I would even say that the later two ones do still feel kind of like that except for the third one which is just the fugitive keesa Loses everything interesting about fugitive. But no i don't regard them as five films in my head if i'm reaching towards taken one or lord forbid masochistic in decided rupees.
The Next Picture Show
"roger ebert" Discussed on The Next Picture Show
"I i remember like when i was a a young critic watching movies and reading his reviews how often We would run across something lake. His blue velvet fever. You saying that the it wasn't very sexual or violent enough or a nine and a half weeks is a movie that he kind of slobber over a way i thought was a little unseemly. I'm not surprised that he loved this. I mean you know it's it's barrier breaking and surprising in the story is great but it's it's also like a good movie for you know. Good old pervy. Roger ebert side while to provide a context. It opened in one theater. I believe on the sixth of october proper opening was the thirteenth a debuted at number eight but in terms of unsavory content. The number one movie that week and and for four weeks in a row was seven. The number five movie that we also a financial flop but also provides a little context. What people are watching was jade which was his A nasty film as this but not nearly as smart traced debuted effectively at number eight behind to die for its third week ahead of the big green in its third week it was it was not successful so i'm kind of wondering why i guess a good point compared to here's why would people goes feel comfortable going to see seven but not this. I'm honestly baffled by that question. Say that people had been weaned a bit on serial killer movies. I mean You know i think you know it sounds so lamb said had already happened when already been massive cultural phenomenon and seven a bear star sciences without leagues at that point bigger star So those those two factors alone are pretty significant. And there's kind of a pulpy feel to seven. I mean there's there's there is kind of a sense that fisher and company are trying to give us a oblique vision of modern rain drenched urban landscape. But like but. I think there's something more real about the future that strange as is trying to predict the chaos that we were all kind of feeling might becoming as the millennium turned. There's something weirdly even though it's not more disturbing film than seven there's elements of it that feel more real and maybe a little bit more disturbing on that in that sense. Yeah i remember thinking it was kind of funny at the time that it. Would you know this all happen next five years. But i think actually kinda works for. Obviously this is not the future we got but it is so close to the one thousand nine hundred ninety five ish version of america that feels a sharp critique because of that this is going out on a limb a little bit but i can't help but wonder if part of that dichotomy is that you seven is in a way a kind of they're kind of like overlay of misogyny to it. You know the. I'm thinking about things from the the big detail of how it ends to smaller things like Women getting freight to death. Which i mean if you're horrified by the rape and murder in strange days. I don't know how you can let the knife raping in seven go by..
"roger ebert" Discussed on Channel 33
"All right david in the notebook dump. We are joined today by brian. Raftery excellent movie writer author of the best year ever. That is a book and now the autour behind a new long form ringer podcast gene. And roger about the iconic seminal movie. Arguing duo cisco neighbor ryan. Welcome the press box. Hey thanks for having me. This is really fun all right. So you're gonna see that. David and i have very big memories. Very big takes about cisco nieberg as artifact of our youth but for people who may be a tad younger than us. How would you describe cisco neighbor to someone who never saw the show. Wow you know. I think it's it's it's the it's the way you everyone who's young argues now accepts in person and the arguments end after five minutes in their only about movies but they're also about how everyone deals about each other. I mean they were like you know for people my age. These were the first to this. Was the first conflict i saw in popular culture was gene cisco and roger ebert arguing with one another because when i grew up watching tv. You didn't see these kind of big fights. You didn't see the grownups get outta control on television and every week. Jane's has gone rodrigue Would sit down. They would have five sometimes six movies they go through them for about three or four minutes each and they were longtime rivals became tv stars together and they had all this kind of beneath the surface tension. When they talked about you know movie like an icon of from someone like me. It was when i when i first started watching. I was really young. I mean the seven or eight. I think i just like watching. Like grown-ups fight on tv When i got older. I you know cisco uber for a lot of people including myself. This was sort of in the pre internet era. How you learn to think about movies. I learned. I heard the word cinematography. On cisco neighbor for the first time. I you know i realize you disagree with someone and still remain civil with them through cisco so they were. They were remarkably influential on people my age in terms of popular culture and thinking about it. But what kind of funny now is that. I'm still seeing young people's chairs cisco ebert youtube video. It's like it's like they're still. They haven't read movies in twenty five years and they're still relevant what they think about aliens or platoon. People are still discussing. Today it's true. You know funny the way that you talk about how they kind of shape the way that we think in. There was a sort of monoculture just in terms of the way that we learned film criticism. What struck me reading and listening to your podcasts. So far is how my perception of them. When i was a kid was is exactly the same perception. Everybody else had to write that. There was a sort of like monoculture perception of siskel and ebert. That i wasn't just i had a favorite or whatever but so describe their contrasting personalities a little bit again for the uninformed and and this sort of well film archetypes. They occupied themselves. I think roger ebert who i think because he obviously lived longer than gene and had a very big. You know sort of twitter. Imprint passed away in. Who's better known. I think but he is a little more of a film scholar at times. A little more softspoken whereas gene. Who love movies but was sort of I guess he could be a little more persnickety..
Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong (A Podcast from Rotten Tomatoes)
"roger ebert" Discussed on Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong (A Podcast from Rotten Tomatoes)
"Who's probably going to have to defend. It looks like he's more the father though as michael jordan was the son in this movie because the they're trying to literally trying to kidnap his son. They're trying to steal his son. They're trying to steal brawny and so we'll bron. James has to stop that with the help once again of the looney tunes from what you've seen so far. Is this something you're excited to see. You know what maybe we shouldn't have messed with the original way gacy. Sorry the jacqueline. I'm not worried about this one. But i don't have the emotional investment like friends of ours do but i also feel this. Movie's just gonna do fine. Like it's going to define the people who are going to sign up because it's the broader gonna sign up the kids who are going to wanna see it because it's looney tunes and they wanna see the looney tunes and everyone in between is going to find space for this movie hits too many quadrants. I feel to. Just be a complete flop. Will it be enjoyable. spends on. You're asking. I think the eight year olds are going to give it two thumbs up no matter what. It's going to be certified fresh in their book. I'm curious to see if there are any adults who really championed this movie. The way roger ebert did at the time when this space jam came out. So i i think we know why roger ebert champion this movie. He's he's he's a legendary film critic. He's also chicago guy so i don't criticize michael jordan too much. As are you yourself excited for the new legacy. Are you concerned about it do you. Do you put any emotional weight behind the new space jam. I'm always excited. Because i love space sham. And i think fans of this film have been wanting like a sequel to this for a long time Whether or not. I'm going to be like obsessed with their emotionally attached to it. It's obviously not gonna be nostalgic for me so it will never be like above the original in my mind..
"roger ebert" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"Loved as i am i never ever ever sought and it is true that you know home. It's hard to be what you can't see. And i used to read these personal blogs. And i used to read these essays that women wrote one of my favorite pieces of writing in the entire world. Is roger ebert writing to his wife. Chaz on their anniversary and in that he says she is the great fact of my life. Roger ebert said his wife a gorgeous not small brilliant black woman was the fact of his life and i wanted to be for somebody not everything not somebody. They lived for but at the end of their life. I wanna be that period. I wanna be a statement. I wanna be a great fact in their life. It's my favorite like five minutes of the start of the public. I guess i should do. The formality like ashley. Welcome to the show. Thank you for having me there. Were definitely just keeping all of that. How conscious is that for you. Like i guess very but thinking about yourself as a younger person and that audience for your work now. I'm extremely conscious of that. I think because as a kid the thing i felt most acutely was dismissed or silenced and.
WABE 90.1 FM
"roger ebert" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"The great film critic Roger Ebert wrote this review of one of my favorite movies wet Hot American summer that was a parody of The, uh Hello, Mother. Hello. Fatah's song. Yeah. And Roger Ebert. For all his many gifts. It wasn't the world's greatest parodist. But yeah, like the point of it was that, uh, that this movie was just totally execrable was just really, really horrible. And I remember feeling so betrayed by that review when I saw the movie, and it became one of my favorite films, and I was thinking of that, as I read The New York Times Review of MacGruber. By a O. Scott, who's a wonderful critic, really insightful, brilliant critic who opens essentially with the question, and he literally asked this question. Why does this exist? And then I was also struck. It continues along those lines, questioning why a movie like MacGruber would have come into existence. Later on, he says. Kristen Wig was your was your co star in the film, Kristen Wig is one of the funniest people alive. Mr. Forte is not, uh, Wade gains extra poignant right now. I disagree, but it gains extra points with the with, you know, style guide formality if the New York Times referring to us, Mr Forte, but yeah, like MacGruber was really brutally received, I will say. I thank God my I I will wait. Go. Go ahead. What I was gonna say is my my friend Jordan. God bless him, saw the movie in in an early screening a pre release screening and said, Oh, my God. MacGruber is so funny. You have to go see MacGruber and I went and saw MacGruber and I cried with laughter. I was one of the funniest one of the most laughing I've ever done in the movie theater. Um, but It was a box office bomb and just probably broadly, poorly reviewed. Not universally. But broadly. Oh, I would say. I would say I would argue that okay, Um, certainly There were a lot of places that he gave it horrible reviews, but there was some very good reviews from respected critics. Uh, you know, Peter Travers loved it, and I can't remember the other people, but I would say I wouldn't I was actually happy that it was not skewered as much as it could have been, like, you know, you go to rotten tomatoes and you know there's Catholic Mothers Digest or whatever, that's reviewing it, and that's part of the 100%. It's like, well, you know. Yeah, Of course. Of course. This is not a movie for that. And I am I was raised Catholic. So so I knew specifically that I knew I knew this was not for my Catholic brethren. You had tried putting a celery stick in your butt at Sunday school? Yeah, and found that it did not fly in That context is certainly certainly that you know that the, uh There were bad reviews and I understand that I Love the movie and proud of the movie. And I think that, um I I would say that I think a lot of the people Who reviewed it. You could tell who wasn't going to give it a chance in the first place you'd go through and you go. Oh, this person never was going to give you a chance. Or maybe didn't even watch it or like you just There were so many things about you could you know they would make a joke about you know, why would you? Do you know? Something about how Review it in a way that made it seem like it. Was these. The SNL sketch where the the movie had nothing to do with the sketch. So it's like, Wait, did you do you see the movie? This was not This repetitive ramp of explosions over and over again. I don't know. You know, people can review it how they want to. And you know a O Scott review it? Yeah, sure. Fine. I don't know. You know, I disagree, and And I don't I I don't know that I would have trust in his reviews of comedy movies, uh, to be honest or or you know, and it's fine Reviewed if that's how you feel, that's fine. Um, he was wrong. I think he's wrong. But you know what? I know. I wrote the actual movies, So it's certainly going to. It's definitely gonna be up my alley because it's all revere dumb stuff to a O. Scott. You're wrong on that one. Jesse Thorn from NPR say so that I'd want to sit next to him at a dinner party. It sounds like, you know, you know, he doesn't sound like a fan. Yeah, but I imagine that having that having that kind of deeply mixed reception to the film, uh, is in a way in its own way, galvanizing. Like I also thought Don't know. Anchorman was very funny. I don't know what is a good example of a well reviewed, uh bridesmaids brides, maids very well reviewed. Super funny. I also thought it was super funny. Uh, bridesmaids isn't as important to my personal identity as MacGruber is, in part because MacGruber was divisive, just as like. I don't know. I love both the movie babe and the movie Babe Pig in the city like both. Those are two movies that I really loved. Um, but you'll hear me talk a lot more about babe pig in the city because it was Reviled by many, and I think unfairly, so I think it's just as wonderful as baby. Just different. Um, is MacGruber kind of like your rush The band? Yes, it's like they're using you feel like because there are some people who are super pro it. Some people are very anti. So you're like it gives you it. It's a real thrill, but I imagine that when you make a movie like that, what you get is, um you know, certain people, certainly avoiding your gaze in the immediate aftermath, But many people like texting you and saying, Look, I saw him a groover. It ruled. You know what I mean? I I will for sure we do not. Or at least, you know, I don't want to drag your man John into this, but my I've always thought like I'm not trying to Make something for, you know. For everyone. I'm trying to make something that I would want to see. There's something that I would like, So you know, certainly it makes sense that a ton of people wouldn't like it too. But you know, I I feel like when you Don't you know if you water it down and try and not watered down, But But if you try to try to think too much about Oh, this joke wouldn't work because some people might think this is gross ordered, you know, And you think too much about what people might not like. Just go through, Make yourself happy. And if you're doing that the product is going to show how much you like it and and I don't know it. Does that make sense. I feel like I'm doing a bad job of Of putting words together. Well, four day I am so grateful to you for coming to be on Bullseye. It's It's something I hoped could happen on the show one day for years and years and years, and I'm such a fan. I'm so glad to. This has been great therapeutic, and I appreciate it. Thank you. I, uh You know, it is fun to come here and talk about extraordinary too, because I love that movie. Good news. Well, when MacGruber, the television show comes out, we're planning an hour long special. I'd love to come back. This is great. The support of our friends at National Public Radio..
Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Iconic Theaters in California to Close Over Pandemic Losses
"The pandemic has cost us a lot, but the hope that someday post vaccine we would return to our favorite places that hope has carried us through the hardest parts of these last 13 months. Well. News came this week that the iconic Arclight cinema and 58 year old Cinerama Dome in Hollywood would not be reopening post pandemic. In fact, the owners of ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theater said none of their locations would be reopening. Post Cove it. That's right. No more ArcLight caramel corn or movie pore size glasses of wine. Joining me to remember these theaters, particularly the iconic Hollywood location is Christy Lemire. She writes for Roger ebert dot com and Who hosts the podcast breakfast all day, and she's our regular one of our regular and most beloved film critics on Fridays. Hi, Christie. Hello, my friend. What a sad day it is. I know, And we have all spent so many glorious hours at the arc lights, especially the one in Hollywood. Talk about many, and yeah, from your perspective. So it's funny when you're a film critic, especially if you're a freelancer like so many of us are like you don't have an office, right? You watch movies at your house or you right at your house, and so going to the Arc light on a Monday night to see a big studio release, and all your fellow critics were there, and there's a buzz in the audience as people who love film You know, it's It's like going to your favorite office but also your favorite watering hole and there's such a great energy the minute you walked into that lobby with just the job. Soaring feelings and the huge marquee with all the times and the big clock, and you felt like you were walking into a cathedral of swords. And yet there's also a very intimate sense of community because you could go and have a bye deep beforehand or have a glass of wine afterward and talking about what you have just seen
"roger ebert" Discussed on WSB-AM
"We've decided he looks like a Roger Ebert, the film critic. That's what we have decided today. But he is putting out a running account of how things are going from the secretary of state's office is perspective and he is just tweeting. Big percentage of Fulton. Absentee by mail has been reported already 76,680 mail in ballots reported so Our totals right now are in the two U S. Senate races War Knock over Leffler 60 to 41% Ossoff's over Purdue, 59 to 41%. And this is with just fractional, fractional number of precincts reporting but as a tweet from gave, Sterling tells us there. The numbers are beginning to come in, and we feared the absolute worst when it came to the numbers coming in tonight to slowly bordering on non existent Lee. We were afraid, but they are indeed coming in Erich von Hessler, host of the Bond Hessler Doctrine. Joining us now, if reluctantly from Florida, Eric, I had to really Really work on you to get you to cajole you into coming on with us tonight. You really, really You're glum, Morose. I just didn't. I didn't want to be a bad gas that I didn't want to be a bummer. I didn't want to be a downer. I'm just not into this election. I do not like any of the four people who are running for the Senate seats. I've come to the conclusion myself. This is my conclusion that the Democrat Party and the Republican Party are anti American. And what I mean by that is That they do not care What how much damage they do to the fabric of America while pursuing whatever little bit of power that they want, And I'm not. I'm not naive. Politics is hardball. It always has been. It seems to me that it's just gone. It's just gone crazy at this point, and I would like Theo. I would like some people to run for office who are willing to lose based on the rejection of their ideas. And we don't seem to be into that at all at this point, so I'm just very disillusioned. I'm not. I'm not saying that other people shouldn't vote. But I did not vote in November. I thought I was going to vote in January, and I came to the conclusion after all of these commercials and all of these texts. That I can't vote for any of these people, and I'm not happy about that. I'm not telling people they should do that. And every argument that comes at me about that. I have made two other people in the past so I can't reject it. But it's a situation. It's a very bad situation. I believe that there are no good guys or gals there. I believe they're all out for their own interests, and I just don't want to take part in it. I don't know how long that will last. But I just do not want to take part in this. And we heard about Shelley Wynter what he has done. He's coming on the next hour to explain himself. Little bit surprised that his all four tires were slashed. He actually made it in here today, we'll talk to him. In the next hour. 7 30 it. Let's talk about the exit polls now about the vote here in Georgia today, CNN's political director David Challenging has them and the first question they asked was, which is more important to you. Right now, here January, the fifth Corona virus or the economy. David, which is more important to do now, 52% of the electorate in Georgia, said containing Corona virus is more important than the 42% that said, rebuilding the economy. That's even It's about what it was in November, but a slight bit more saying containing coronavirus. Is more important Has the Corona virus pandemic caused you financial hardship? This is where you see why Kelly Leffler and David Perdue back Donald Trump's push for those $2000 stimulus checks. 15% have experienced severe financial hardship and that to the 39%, who say they've had moderate financial hardship. That's a majority of the Georgia voters in these run offs. Saying that they're experiencing economic pain due to the Corona virus pandemic, 44% say no financial hardship at all. So Erick Erickson back in November, this coronavirus number was used sort of as a bellwether for whether the Democratic or Republican turnout had been stronger. Obviously, Democrats taking it more seriously telling the exit pollsters at least they were taking more seriously. And one more word about that a lot of Republicans, so the number has shifted a bit there today in the campaign, other than sort of you're a crook for, you know, doing the stock swindles and so forth. We didn't really hear a lot about the virus and the response to it as an issue. It's only been nine weeks, of course, but things have gotten progressively worse. And we really didn't hear a lot about it. You know, we really didn't hear a lot about it from anybody Democrat or Republican. On the campaign trail. It really came down to the economy more than Anything And you know, honestly, he I'm listening to this in my interpretation of it is actually George right now is the best economy in the country. If people can spend a little more time focusing on their concerns about the virus of the state one, it's increasing, but To economically, the state's actually doing better than every other state. Right now. I think one of the what the Federal Reserve noted that every single state has experienced income decline in the last year, but Georgia's is the least of all it only 1/10 of a percent. And CNN's David Challenge again with another exit poll over this is where people go into vote in person. Today they come out to pollsters. They're from a collection of pool of new services, and they ask these questions..
The Big Picture
The movie of the year is here: Boys State
"Sean Fantasy. And this is the big picture conversation show but the best movie I've seen in twenty twenty. That movie is called boy state. What is boy state? Well, it's a documentary. It is now available on Apple TV plus and I thought it would be appropriate for us to just talk about this film which I think is fascinating and incredible document of life in twenty twenty in many ways. Specifically, the way that we engage with our political system Amanda I wanted to talk to you about it because I know that you like the. Film as well. We're GONNA. Talk a bit about what boy state is the institution, and also what this movie isn't how it captures it but what did you make of it off the top see you saw this movie at Sundance as did our colleague Noam Away and you both raved about it and I didn't get to see that sundance so I caught up with it about six months later with all of the expectation that goes along with you guys being this is the best we've ever seen I was wrapped. This is A. Very documentary that is about each. Summer Camp Robert Graham, and we'll explain the program a bit more. It's Kinda complex. I still have some questions about how boy state the Summer Camp Program works but whatever. And I was just completely in Michigan. It's one of those documentaries where you're like I can't believe you got this on tape and also I can't believe that you've got this on tape and also it speaks so profoundly to the moment in which I'm watching it even though it was filmed during the summer of two, thousand and eighteen. Yell leader in this episode, and you can hear a conversation with me and Amanda mcbain and Jesse Moss the filmmakers behind the movie and they explained a bit about how they captured what you're describing, and there are several moments in this movie that will make you say this is must be scripted. This can't be real. I mean in many ways it seems. Like archetypal narrative, dramatic movie making, but it is very real and boy state. The institution is very real. So what is boy state? It's it is as you say, it's a sort of a summer camp. It's a, it's a summer leadership program I assume you as a as a high achieving young person. You must have been a part of some some programs. Like this I get sent to Arts Camp I. Never did the Politics Camp I did have to go to girl scout camp once even though it wasn't a girl Scout, but this is sponsored by the American Legion and I only really interacted with the American Legion. In that. Sometimes, we had our middle school dances at an American Legion clubhouse. Okay. So the American Legion does sponsor this program they nominate High. School Juniors and they come in the interview and they talk about their idea of the country and patriotism and the idea of public service that means to them, and it's essentially a training program for politicos aspiring Politicos, and that's a fascinating thing growing up I went to basketball camp. I was an aspiring. Professional Basketball player unfortunately I am incredibly slow and can't jump and can't shoot. So that's that was never going to happen for me, and for some people at boys anger, there is a girl state as well. We should say that you know in in most states in this country, they offer this program. There are a lot of people who aspire to kind of public service or at least to get a a sort of a sense of civic duty, which is not necessarily the same thing as public service. And this has been happening since nineteen, thirty seven. And the. There is a long list of famous and accomplished alumni in boys and girls stayed more specifically boy stated won't probably won't surprise people to hear. Just a shortlist of incredibly well known people who participated in this program includes Bill Clinton Dick Cheney. Justice Samuel Alito James Gandolfini my boy. Roger Ebert. Michael Jordan. Tom Cotton. Rush Limbaugh Cory Booker. So you know luminaries or lowlights depending on your point of view of the world. This is quite a quite a list of people there and the program itself is kind of interesting. So essentially, I, feel like we're talking around specifically what it does, but the programs vary by state but in Texas where this movie takes place participants are divided into two groups. The federal and the nationalist and what are the what are these two groups have to do and and how does that set up the Phil Do a lot of things but the film follows the political campaign aspect of boy state and boy state is a week long program in Texas and kind of the climactic event is an election for governor of the state, the boys state of Texas. So these two parties, the federalists in the nationalist, which by the way just already casts a quite a shadow over the whole. The. The documentary because they really they adopt these names as teams, and so they're yelling about being federalists and nationalists and anyway. At they elect. Party chairman's they they kind of do a platform that we should talk about the platform they have primaries and they each eventually select one nominee for the governor's race, and then at the end, there is election and one governor emerges. So you know approximately eleven hundred boys participate in this process, and that means that out of large groups. One two three people have to merge and the reason that this movie happened and the reason that Jesse and Amanda sought to identify a handful of people who'd be significant to the process in the given year that they were shooting is because in two thousand, seventeen Texas boys state legislature voted to secede from the Union and that if that doesn't some American politics in the trump era I don't I don't know what does the fact that it was your teenagers decided they needed to succeed from a program which is already imaginary. Is Perfect, we should note that two thousand seventeen was when the state legislature of Texas successfully voted to see from union. It is apparently a emotion that came up for several years but this time both bodies ratified this action, and of course, that is a an ongoing dialogue in the state of Texas. In the true American experience you know there are many Texans who would like to not be a part of this country maybe not many there but there are certainly some we know that that's the session is an ongoing conversation in some states. Around the country. So the point is, is that boy stayed in many ways reflect the political system or does it? It's I think the nature or nurture question here is essential to this movie and what makes it so fascinating and even when I talk to Amanda and Jesse I, think that they were unwilling to put their thumb on the scale to say what were they felt it lived or died but as I said, this movie is just exceptional and
After Hours with Rick Kogan
Playboy art director Art Paul, 93, and photographer Art Shay, 96, have died
"It would be hard to imagine fuller lies in those led by arch and art paul to giants of the art world who died within hours of each other saturday morning both of them had been ill archie was ninety six art paul was ninety three so they had had very fruitful lives and very influential lives art shay was a photographer who died in his home in deerfield surrounded by some of the two million or more photos he had taken through his life he was there for most of the prominent events of the twentieth century met many of the century's most important people john fitzgerald kennedy merlin brando martin luther king gwendolyn brooks ernest hemingway carl sandberg james baldwin ann landers and roger ebert was roger who once set of arts photography that it quote shakes you up up sets you down gently pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass art paul was sitting in an office in the loop he was born on the south side raised in rogers park was incredibly talented at sullivan high school and received a scholarship to the art institute he then came back went to the institute of design was freelance illustrator and designer with a little tiny office.