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Lights Out

Lights Out has been made with a certain degree of style—enough to make you want to see what Sandberg might be capable of with a…

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Star Trek Beyond

The Star Wars-ification of Star Trek continues; better than the others, but still not good enough.

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

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Roger Ebert became film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967. He is the only film critic with a star on Hollywood Boulevard 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. Since 1989 he has hosted Ebertfest, a film festival at the Virginia Theater in Champaign-Urbana. From 1975 until 2006 he, Gene Siskel and Richard Roeper co-hosted a weekly movie review program on national TV. He was Lecturer on Film for the University of Chicago extension program from 1970 until 2006, and recorded shot-by-shot commentaries for the DVDs of "Citizen Kane," "Casablanca," "Floating Weeds" and "Dark City," and has written over 20 books.

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Fake It So Real

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In the Family

(2012)

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The Lady

(2012)

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The Lucky One

(2012)

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La Ceremonie Great Movie

(1995)

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Deadline

(2012)

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Lockout

(2012)

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The Cabin in the Woods

(2012)

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Damsels in Distress

(2012)

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This Is Not a Film

(2012)

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Bully

(2012)

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The Three Stooges

(2012)

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Four Lovers

(2012)

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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

(2012)

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American Reunion

(2012)

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We the Party

(2012)

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Titanic [3D]

(2012)

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Musical Chairs

(2012)

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Wrath of the Titans

(2012)

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The Salt of Life

(2012)

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Mirror Mirror

(2012)

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Goon

(2012)

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They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain

(2012)

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The Deep Blue Sea

(2012)

Go gentle into that good night

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I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state. What I am grateful for is the gift of intelligence, and for life, love, wonder, and laughter. You can't say it wasn't interesting. My lifetime's memories are what I have brought home from the trip. I will require them for eternity no more than that little souvenir of the Eiffel Tower I brought home from Paris.

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A Leave of Presence

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Thank you. Forty-six years ago on April 3, 1967, I became the film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. Some of you have read my reviews and columns and even written to me since that time. Others were introduced to my film criticism through the television show, my books, the website, the film festival, or the Ebert Club and newsletter. However you came to know me, I'm glad you did and thank you for being the best readers any film critic could ask for.

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