A film that sentimentalizes and softens what was clearly a very difficult situation, turning something that should be effective and honest into something that too…
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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An article about the upcoming Women Writers Week 2017.
An article about the 20th anniversary of Cyberfest scheduled for Monday, March 13th.
An article about the March 13th screening of "Life Itself" at the Sid Docs series in Courtenay, British Columbia.
An article announcing the winners of the newly published Roger Ebert Great Movies IV giveaway.
In praise of the first superhero film where people forget to take their medicine and sometimes cars don't start.
For the 39th installment in his video essay series about maligned masterworks, Scout Tafoya examines Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring."
A video of Bill Paxton's 2001 appearance at Ebertfest, where he discussed "A Simple Plan" with Roger Ebert and composer Brian Tyler.
A news brief on the Agnès Varda exhibition set to premiere at New York's Blum & Poe on Thursday, March 2nd.
The boy loves soccer.
An appreciation of Richard Schickel, Time magazine film critic and prolific film director and book author.