• June 8, 2023

Ten Years of Presence: In Honor of Roger Ebert and the Empathy Machine | Features

“Cloud Atlas”  One of the things I admired most about Roger was that, while he often had his biases around genre (and medium, as his takes on video games can attest), the right film could hit him in a magical, undeniable way. And so it went with Roger’s review of one of the 21st century’s…

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Empathy Machine: Diary of a Country Priest | Features

But what made the piece lodge in my mind and reorient my perception of the movie was two sentences: “The locals gossip that he’s a drunk, because of his diet, but we never see him drunk. Bresson often fills the frame with his face, passive, and the stare of his unfocused eyes.”  Roger was a…

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