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Alice Through the Looking Glass

There is no magic, no wonder, just junk rehashed from a movie that was itself a rehash of Lewis Carroll, tricked out with physically unpersuasive…

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Holy Hell

The story of a cult as told by a filmmaker assigned to glorify it; intriguing but superficial.

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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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Brooklyn Castle

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The Life of Oharu Great Movie

(1952)

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Chasing Mavericks

(2012)

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The American Scream

(2012)

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The Other Son

(2012)

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Cloud Atlas

(2012)

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Keep the Lights On

(2012)

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Pusher

(2012)

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The Sessions

(2012)

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Alex Cross

(2012)

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Easy Money

(2012)

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Simon and the Oaks

(2012)

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Middle of Nowhere

(2012)

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You've Been Trumped

(2012)

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For Ellen

(2012)

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Smashed

(2012)

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Now, Forager: A Film About Love and Fungi

(2012)

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Seven Psychopaths

(2012)

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The House I Live In

(2012)

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Argo

(2012)

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Fred Won't Move Out

(2012)

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Sinister

(2012)

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Taken 2

(2012)

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The Ambassador

(2012)

My wife Chaz, the television personality

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Note: This entry contains several high-quality embedded videos. It's necessary to give them time to load before attempting to view *any* of them.

Searching for mention of "Amour" on our 2012 PBS program "Ebert Presents at the Movies," I was pointed by Google to one of Chaz's video reports. I remembered liking her video at the time, started noodling through all of her reports, and found myself thinking of my wife's emerging role as a movie critic. For more than 20 years, she's attended virtually every film festival and press screening with me, debated the films, made friends with the people.

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Spielberg in 60 seconds

There's a story behind this little film that encapsulates the Far- Flung Correspondents of my website. A few years ago, I posted an early attempt at special effects by a Indian teenager named Krishna Shenoi. See below. He's the youngest of FFCs, and many of us were able to meet him at Ebertfest. He has since become a stellar student at a top Indian school, and has all the makings of a gifted profesional.

In 2011, I wrote:

Krishna Shenoi, an Indian teenager from Dubai by way of Bangalore, came with hismother Sandhya and sister Susmita:to Ebertfest. I'd seen his work on YouTube, and he's one of my Far-Flung Correspondents. I have a good feeling about Krishna. Re member his name. I suspect you may hear it again. I also suspect his sister, a medical student, may sometimes be his cinematographer.

Here is one of the first Shenoi videos I saw:

And about the next, from 2012, he told his fellow FFCs:

"This montage of my work over the last couple years, ranging from my films and animations to my books and paintings. Most of the work glimpsed here can be seen in its entirety on my website, krishnabalashenoi.wordpress.com: .

"The song is "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi" from the album "In Rainbows," by Radiohead."

And here's the first look I had of Krishna's work, made when he was 14 years old! The photo below it captures the young director when he was still younger still.

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Here;s the home page of my Far-Flung Correspondents.

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My revised predictions at about 1:40 pm CST 2/24/2013

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After giving my Official Outguess Ebert guesses in announcing my annual Oscar winners contest, a few weeks later--with my ear to the ground--I made some revisions: "Silver Linings Playbook" for Best Picture and Emmanuelle Riva for "Best Actress," in "Amour."

My official Outguesses must remain unchanged. My revised predictions don't count. Fair's fair.

An apology. Some readers found it impossible to enter, because of problems with the link. It took them to a registration form for the Sun-Times web site, and you must be registered to enter.

This, and only this, is the correct page for my Guesses. It links to our registration page. They expected to see a ballot.

Here's a link to my review of "Amour." I gave it four stars, and listed it as one of the year's ten Best. Holding an Outguess contest about it may strike some as a trifle silly. Unless you win the Delta Vacaions trip for two for Marvel's "Iron Man 3."

And here is my review of The Weinstein Company's "Silver Linings Playbook."

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