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Listen Up Philip

The terrific cast all delves into the material full-bore, which contributes to its peculiar resonance. Perry may hate everyone and everything, but in making a…

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Private Violence

A look at the complexity of domestic violence, especially when it comes to the difficulty of prosecuting abusers in a court of law, "Private Violence"…

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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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V/H/S

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Frankenweenie

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The Well-Digger's Daughter

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The Paperboy

(2012)

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About Cherry

(2012)

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Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

(2012)

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Snowman's Land

(2012)

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Head Games

(2012)

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

(2012)

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Won't Back Down

(2012)

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Pitch Perfect

(2012)

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Looper

(2012)

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How to Survive a Plague

(2012)

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Liberal Arts

(2012)

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Trouble with the Curve

(2012)

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Detropia

(2012)

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The Master

(2012)

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End of Watch

(2012)

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Hello I Must Be Going

(2012)

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Arbitrage

(2012)

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Beloved

(2012)

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Samsara

(2012)

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Alps

(2012)

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The Words

(2012)

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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