writes Matt: June 18, 2022 marked what would have been Roger Ebert’s eightieth birthday. To celebrate his legacy, we re-released the 2014 Google+ Hangout event in honor of Roger, which featured editor RogerEbert.comChaz Ebert, Werner Herzog, Steve James, Alan Polsky, Anne Thompson, Matt Zoller Seitz, Ali Arikan, Sam Fragoso, Josh Golden, Kartina Richardson and the late John Singleton. Also, be sure to read our latest retrospective, which brings together Rogers reviews of 15 key films from black directors. You can see the entire Google+ event in the video embedded below …
Monsters(2022). Written and directed by Rob Zombie. With Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Daniel Roebuck. Synopsis: Restart of “The Munsters”, which followed a family of monsters moving from Transylvania to an American suburb.The US release date is TBA.
School for good and evil(2022). Directed by Paul Feig. Written by Soman Chainani and David Magee. With Michelle Yeoh, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington. Synopsis: A group of boys and girls are taken to an institution where they are trained to become fairy tale heroes and villains. The US release date is TBA.
Beavis and Butt-Head create the universe(2022). Written and directed by Mike Judge. With Gary Cole, Stephen Root, Tig Notaro. Synopsis: After a “creative” judge sentences them to space camp, a black hole sends our 24-year-old teenage heroes into the modern future, where the duo abuses iPhones, embarks on a quest to score points and become the target of Deep Stat .Debuts on Paramount + on June 23, 2022.
family dinner(2022). Written and directed by Peter Hengl. With Pia Hierzegger, Michael Pink, Nina Katlein. Synopsis: An overweight teenager spends the holidays on her aunt’s farm in hopes of getting help to lose weight, but soon after arriving, she begins to suspect that something is wrong there.Now available in US theaters.
Fourth of July(2022). Directed by Louis CK. Written by Louis CK and Joe List. With Louis CK, Joe List, Lynne Koplitz. Synopsis: An improving alcoholic and jazz pianist in New York confronts his sharp family during their annual vacation on the Fourth of July.Debuts in the US on July 1, 2022.
Do not make me go(2022). Directed by Hannah Marks. Written by Vera Herbert. With John Cho, Mia Isaac, Kaya Scodelario. Synopsis: When a single father of a teenage daughter finds out he has a deadly brain tumor, he takes her on a journey to find the mother who left her many years ago and try to teach her everything she has need. . Debuts on Prime Video on July 15, 2022.
Setter(2022). Directed by Noah Dixon and Ori Segev. Written by Noah Dixon. With Sylvie Mix, Bobbi Kitten, Aujolie Baker. Synopsis: As Lennon nurtures her desire to step into a podcast featuring live music and conversations with the artists she so deeply admires, Lennon finds inspiration for her own musical ambitions … and a growing sense of misguided identity. Now available in US theaters.
Vesper(2022). Directed by Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper. Written by Kristina Buozyte, Bruno Samper and Brian Clark. With Raffiella Chapman, Eddie Marsan, Rosy McEwen. Synopsis: After the Earth’s ecosystem collapses, Vesper, a 13-year-old girl struggling to survive with her paralyzed father, encounters a mysterious woman with a secret that forces Vesper to use her mind, strength, and ability to bio- hack to fight. the possibility of a future.USA debut September 30, 2022.
Exchange(2022). Directed by Dan Trachtenberg. Written by Patrick Aison. With Amber Midthunder, Dane DiLiegro, Harlan Blayne Kytwayhat. Synopsis: The origin story of the predator in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago. Naru, a skilled warrior, fights to protect his tribe from one of the first highly developed predators to land on Earth.Debuts on Hulu on August 5, 2022.
Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes (2022). Directed by James Jones. Synopsis: Recently excavated archival footage and testimony reveal the tragedy and heroic efforts to prevent another explosion.Debuts on HBO on June 22, 2022.
The midnight club(2022). Created by Mike Flanagan and Leah Fong. With Samantha Sloyan, Zach Gilford, Heather Langenkamp. Synopsis: A group of five terminally ill patients at Brightcliffe Hospice begin meeting at midnight to share frightening stories.Debuts on Netflix on October 7, 2022.
The beast from the sea(2022). Directed by Chris Williams. Written by Chris Williams and Nell Benjamin. With Karl Urban, Dan Stevens, Zaris-Angel Hator. Synopsis: When a young girl embarks on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter, she embarks on an epic journey into unknown waters – and writes history. Debuts on Netflix on July 8, 2022.
Light rail(2022). Directed by David Leitch. Written by Zak Olkewicz (based on the novel by Kôtarô Isaka). With Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Zazie Beetz. Synopsis: Five assassins aboard a high-speed train discover that their missions have something in common.Debuts in the US on August 5, 2022.
She walks(2022). Directed by Charlotte Colbert. Written by Charlotte Colbert and Kitty Percy. With Alice Krige, Malcolm McDowell, Rupert Everett. Synopsis: After a double mastectomy, Veronica Ghent travels to a healing retreat in the Scottish countryside with her young nurse Desi. She discovers that the process of such an operation opens up questions about her very existence, causing her to begin to question and confront past traumas.Debuting in the US on July 15, 2022.
Minions: The Rise of Gru(2022). Directed by Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson and Jonathan del Val. Written by Brian Lynch and Matthew Fogel (based on characters created by Cinco Paul). With Pierre Coffin, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews. Synopsis: The untold story of a twelve-year-old boy’s dream of becoming the world’s greatest supervillain.Debuts in the US on July 1, 2022.
Day shift(2022). Directed by JJ Perry. Written by Shay Hatten and Tyler Tice. With Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Meagan Good. Synopsis: A hard-working blue-collar father who just wants to provide a good life for his nimble 8-year-old daughter. His worldly work of cleaning pools in the San Fernando Valley is a front for his true source of income: hunting and killing vampires.Debuts on Netflix on August 12, 2022.
strange world(2022). Directed by Don Hall. Written by Qui Nguyen. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Alan Tudyk. Synopsis: The legendary Clades are a family of explorers whose disagreements threatened to change their last and most crucial mission.Debuts in the US on November 23, 2022.
sort adam (2022). Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Written by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani (based on characters created by Otto Binder and CC Beck). With Dwayne Johnson, Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge. Synopsis: Nearly 5,000 years after being endowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods and just as quickly imprisoned, Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice in the modern world.Debuting in the US on October 21, 2022.
writes Matt:Black Writers Week 2022 started on June 19th and currently ends on Sunday, June 26th. You can find the full list of articles published this particular week in our official table of contents. That includes RogerEbert.com editor Chaz Ebert’s interview with director Nadia Hallgren and lawyer Ben Crump about their new Netflix documentary, “CIVIL”.
writes Matt: On June 17, the world lost one of its greatest actors, Jean-Louis Trintignant, who died at the age of 91. Be sure to read Dan Callahan’s touching tribute as well as review Roger Ebert’s four – star review of Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Haneke. Or winner, “Love,” with Trintignant as a devoted husband whose wife is the victim of a stroke. ” Why should we want to see such a film, no matter how ingeniously it was made? writes Roger. “I think it’s because a film like ‘Amour’ has a lesson for us that only cinema can teach us: film, with its carefree ability to leap through time and transcend life and dramatize what it means. to be a member of the eternal audience of mankind. “
the lost jungle(1934). Directed by David Howard and Armand Schaefer. Written by David Howard and Barney A. Sarecky. With Clyde Beatty, South Saylor, Cecilia Parker. Synopsis: Animal trainer Clyde Beatty leads a rescue team in search of her lost daughter, Ruth, and father in search of an unknown island. His airship crashes into the jungle of the island. When he finds Ruth, he finds out that his father has disappeared. The ensuing search is hampered by greedy gold hunters and wildlife.
See “The Lost Jungle”
the salt of the earth(1954). Directed by Herbert J. Biberman. Written by Michael Wilson. With Will Geer, David Bauer, Rosaura Revueltas. Synopsis: Mexican workers in a zinc mine call for a general strike. It is only thanks to the solidarity of the workers, and especially the indomitable determination of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they end up victorious.
See “Earth’s Salt”
The boy in the plastic bubble(1976). Directed by Randal Kleiser. Written by Douglas Day Stewart. Starring John Travolta, Glynnis O’Connor, Robert Reed. Synopsis: The girl next door inspires a teenager born with immune deficiencies to leave her bubble germ-free.