Wish I Was Here
It is sincere, funny, thoughtful and spiritual, often poignant, and with a deep strain of existential worry running underneath the whole thing.
The Cannes International Film Festival is the most talked-about film festival of the year, where directors from around the world showcase their newest work, from the most challenging art cinema to the big blockbusters. For many years, Roger Ebert and a team of contributors have covered Cannes, and we are continuing that tradition with start-to-finish coverage from around the festival.
More moviegoers see films on video in some form than ever before -- whether streaming on demand, cable or satellite, instant download services, DVD or Blu-ray. Even high-profile pictures become available to home viewers before or at the same time as their theatrical release. Reviewing them is a job for... The Demanders!
Since he started as film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967, and began covering movies locally and at international film festivals, Roger Ebert has met and interviewed countless movie idols, artists and unknowns -- some of them even before they became famous. There's hardly a major figure in the history of movies, from the last part of the 20th century into the 21st, that he hasn't encountered.
The opening shot of a movie can tell us a lot about how to view and interpret what follows. It can even represent the whole movie in miniature. The Opening Shots Project collects illustrated analyses of some of Jim Emerson's favorites, and contributions from Scanners readers.
Roger Ebert has attended international film festivals and events for almost half a century, from the Kolkata International Film Festival to the Academy Awards. In addition to his coverage, our contributors report the latest from Cannes, Telluride, Toronto, Sundance and other movie showcases world-wide.
The place for everything that doesn't have a home elsewhere on RogerEbert.com, this is a collection of thoughts, ideas, snippets, and other fun things that Roger and others posted over the years.
A collection of tributes to Roger from various sources.
"Life Itself," based on Roger Ebert's memoir and directed by Steve James, will open in theaters and be available On Demand on July 4, 2014.
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Joel Siegel wrote the following for an American Cancer Society newsletter:
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Film critic Richard Corliss offers a hearty "welcome back" to Roger Ebert at Time.com:
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An appreciation of Roger Ebert by Katie Couric on CBSNews.com:
A splendid time was guaranteed for all as Roger Ebert emerged at last from months of recuperation and into the public spotlight for Ebertfest 2007. Ebert is still recovering from surgical complications that beset him last summer, but his infectious energy and enthusiasm remain undiminished. Meanwhile, the audience greeted Ebert's film choices with relish, but reserved their greatest affection for the man himself. Here's a look at the ins and outs of the 9th Annual Roger Ebert Overlooked Film Festival -- onstage and behind the scenes....
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Message from Roger Ebert on the eve of the 9th Overlooked Film Festival (aka Ebertfest):
As I look at the date, I realize I was named film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times forty years ago today. I had no idea I was embarking on a lifelong career, but I was, and I can't think of a better one.