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Life

Life struck me as several cuts above “meh” but never made me jump out of my seat.

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Power Rangers

Trashy, goofy, and surprisingly sincere, this superhero fantasy is better than you expect but not as good as it should be.

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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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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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The Innkeepers

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Windfall

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The Woman in Black

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Smiles of a Summer Night Great Movie

(1955)

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Albert Nobbs

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Amador

(2012)

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The Grey

(2012)

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Man on a Ledge

(2012)

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A Separation

(2012)

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Tomboy

(2012)

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We Need to Talk About Kevin

(2012)

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Ivan the Terrible, Parts I & II Great Movie

(1958)

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The Wages of Fear

(1955)

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

(2012)

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Flowers of War

(2012)

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Haywire

(2012)

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The King of Devil's Island

(2012)

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Mulberry Child

(2012)

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Norwegian Wood

(2012)

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Pina

(2012)

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Red Tails

(2012)

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Carnage

(2012)

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Contraband

(2012)

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The Iron Lady

(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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