1. EbertFest begins tonight with a four hour showing of Kenneth Branaugh's Hamlet. I've read the cliff notes, and am ready to go. As usual, I'll be posting EbertFest thoughts over the next few days at the Unofficial EbertFest Blog, with my friend PG.
2. My weekly column at Smile Politely is up, and is really just a rewrite of an EbertFest post I did last year: The Quintessential Ebertfest Film.
3. Finally, in honor of EbertFest (and film in general), here are two clips that reveal how the current political fights being waged are really just movies.
Hillary as Tracy Flick:
Obama as Rocky:
Wednesday, April 23, 2008