Revisiting Rango

Damn, I love “Rango” so much. It is absolutely gorgeous: vividly detailed, wildly colorful and thrillingly inventive from start to finish, even as it pays homage to such classic and eclectic films as “Chinatown,” “Apocalypse Now” and Clint Eastwood’s spaghetti Westerns. I had the pleasure of revisiting the 2011 animated comedy tonight with my son, […]

Remembering Roger

One year ago today, I received the sad and stunning phone call that my friend, colleague and one-time boss, Roger Ebert, had died. He’d been sick for a while and had undergone so many surgeries, endured so much rehabilitation, but he always came back through the strength of his wit and spirit. Roger kept defying […]