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Roger Ebert on ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’: A world with its own magical rules

In 2001, Warner Bros., a studio established during Hollywood’s golden era, launched one of the most important franchises in movie…

‘Home Alone’ remains the holiday film that keeps on giving

“Home Alone,” one of the highest-grossing film comedies of all time, remains the holiday-themed film that keeps on giving. Produced…

Five fast facts about ‘Home Alone’

The holiday classic “Home Alone” (1990), despite its humble origins, spawned three sequels, introduced slang into the American lexicon, and…

Kaufman on ‘Home Alone’: ‘Music creates the film’s uplifting spirit’

For any film scored by John Williams, the music plays “a crucial part in its success,” insists conductor Richard Kaufman….

Counting down the songs of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Hollywood had released a few jukebox musicals, such as “Yankee Doodle Dandy” (1942) and “Easter Parade” (1948) before “Singin’ in…

Ebert on ‘Singin’ in the Rain’: an original and transcendent experience

The MGM musical “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952) “pulses with life,” wrote film critic Roger Ebert in his 1999 Great…

Ebert on ‘Star Wars’: From a galaxy far, far away comes genius

To see “Star Wars” again is to revisit a place in the mind. George Lucas’ space epic has colonized our imaginations, and it is hard to stand back and see it simply as a motion picture, because it has so completely become part of our memories.