Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009
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Nobody has been more important in telling Americans why we should love film than Roger Ebert." --Michael Shamberg, Editor and Publisher
Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 650 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, essays, tributes, film festival reports, and Q and As from Questions for the Movie Answer Man.
Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 collects more than two years' worth of his engaging film critiques. From Bee Movie to Darfur Now to No Country for Old Men, and from Juno to Persepolis to La Vie en Rose, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 includes every review Ebert has written from January 2006 to June 2008.
Also included in the Yearbook, which boasts 65 percent new content, are:
* Interviews with newsmakers, such as Juno director Jason Reitman and Jerry Seinfeld, a touching tribute to Deborah Kerr, and an emotional letter of appreciation to Werner Herzog.
* Essays on film issues, and tributes to actors and directors who died during the year.
* Daily film festival reports from Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Telluride.
* All-new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns.
(Veronique), Jean Wall (Simon Carala). Directed by Louis Malle and produced by Jean Thuillier. Screenplay by Noel Calef, Malle, and Roger Nimier. She loves him. “Je t’aime, je t’aime,” she repeats into the telephone, in the desperate close-up that opens Louis Malle’s Elevator to the Gallows (1958). He needs to know this because he is going to commit a murder for them. The woman is Jeanne Moreau, in her first feature film role, looking bruised by the pain of love. She plays Florence, wife of
their phones were working. G G R, 96 m., 2005 Richard T. Jones (Summer G), Blair Underwood (Chip Hightower), Chenoa Maxwell (Sky Hightower), Andre Royo (Tre), Jillian Lindsey (Daizy Duke), Laz Alonzo (Craig Lewis), Sonja Sohn (Shelley James), Nicoye Banks (B. Mo Smoov), Lalanya Masters (Nicole Marshall). Directed by Christopher Scott Cherot and produced by Andrew Lauren and Judd Landon. Screenplay by Cherot and Charles E. Drew Jr., loosely based on a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. G
Either way, a thinking car is a big story. It is an incredible, amazing thing. In Herbie: Fully Loaded, Herbie becomes the possession of a young woman named Maggie (Lindsay Lohan), who is the daughter of a famous racing family headed by her dad, Ray (Michael Keaton). The family dynasty falls on hard times after her brother Ray Jr. (Breckin Meyer) gets caught in a slump. She rescues Herbie from a junkyard, a friendly mechanic (Justin Long) rebuilds the car, and then Herbie offends the
PG, 80 m., 2005 With the voices of: Ben Stiller (Alex the Lion), Chris Rock (Marty the Zebra), David Schwimmer (Melman the Giraffe), Jada Pinkett Smith (Gloria the Hippo), Sacha Baron Cohen (Julian), Cedric the Entertainer (Maurice). Directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath and produced by Teresa Cheng and Mireille Soria. Screenplay by Mark Burton and Billy Frolick. One of the fundamental philosophical questions of our time is why Goofy is a person and Pluto is a dog. From their earliest days
to push beyond the worn-out devices of traditional horror films, to essentially abandon the supernatural and move into horror that has its expression in the dreads and traumas of nightmare. Three (2002) was the first Extreme Asia trilogy, and now here are three more. “Dumplings,” directed by Hong Kong’s Fruit Chan, takes the debate about stem cells and other recycling of human body material to its ultimate extremity. I don’t think the film’s science is sound (I sincerely hope not), but the