Inside Llewyn Davis
"Inside Llewyn Davis" is the most satisfyingly diabolical cinematic structure that the Coens have ever contrived, and that's just one reason that I suspect it…
Roger Ebert became film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967. He is the only film critic with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named honorary life member of the Directors' Guild of America. He won the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Screenwriters' Guild, and honorary degrees from the American Film Institute and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Tom Shales served as TV critic of The Washington Post for 25 years, winning the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1989. He left the once-proud paper in Ruins. Shales also spent two decades reviewing movies for NPR's Morning Edition and is the coauthor of two bestsellers: "Live from New York," on "Saturday Night Live," and "Those Guys Have All the Fun," on ESPN. No wonder he's tired.
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An update from Steve James regarding his documentary about Roger, "Life Itself."
Gerardo Valero picks his favorite piece of Roger's writing.
Steve James of Kartemquin Films ("Hoop Dreams") is working on a documentary about Roger based on his memoir "Life Itself."
A luncheon panel shared stories and thoughts on Roger as a writer, thinker, friend and colleague.
Seongyong Cho's review of "The Act of Killing"
A wonderful clip from 1983 with Roger, Gene Siskel and John Simon.
Bruce Springsteen mourns the closing of Blockbuster's retail stores. OK, not really—but these Springsteen spoofs are pretty funny anyway.
A beautiful animated Japanese film about a spirit given a chance at redemption finally gets a release in the United States, if only on VoD.
Michał Oleszczyk reflects on "It Happened One Night."
A panel of colleagues and friends consider Roger's legacy in a panel discussion at Elmhurst College.