In Memoriam 1942 – 2013 “Roger Ebert loved movies.”

RogerEbert.com

Thumb_circle_ver2

The Circle

A high tech thriller with plenty of tech and not enough thrills.

Thumb_how_to_be_a_latin_lover_ver4

How to Be a Latin Lover

Eugenio Derbez’s attempt to seduce U.S. audiences with a cheesy bilingual spoof of an ethnic stereotype long past its expiration date.

Other Reviews
Review Archives
Thumb_xbepftvyieurxopaxyzgtgtkwgw

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…

Other Reviews
Great Movie Archives
Primary_screen_shot_2014-11-17_at_6.13.00_pm

Mark Kermode Reviews "Life Itself"

LIFE ITSELF opened in London and all over the United Kingdom this past weekend. Acclaimed British film critic, Mark Kermode, penned a four-star review of Steve James' documentary about Roger Ebert for The Guardian. On the BBC Radio program, "Kermode and Mayo's Film Review," Kermode also delivered a wonderful five-minute analysis of the film while naming Ebert as "the great American humanist film critic." 

In his written review, Kermode calls "Life Itself," "a lovely, insightful film" that's "a splendidly watchable tribute to a truly cinematic life. I laughed, I cried; I was inspired and uplifted. Thumbs Up!" He also calls Roger's wife, Chaz, "a magnificent presence – an example of the best in human nature, a subject to which Ebert returned compulsively in his writing." The radio review delves much deeper into the precise reasons why Kermode holds Ebert in such high esteem, praising him for his ability to merge his expertise on film with his cumulative life experience, making each review a work of personal and expressive art unto itself. 

For a full list of venues currently screening "Life Itself" in the U.K. click here. For a list of venues in the U.S. screening the film, click here.

View the full radio review below.

Advertisement

Popular Blog Posts

Who do you read? Good Roger, or Bad Roger?

This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr...

“American Gods” Wants to be Your New TV Religion

A review of Starz's "American Gods," a show like nothing you have ever seen before.

Francis Ford Coppola's "Rumble Fish" Reigns on Criterion Blu-ray

One of the most important and dazzlingly original works by Coppola comes to Criterion Blu-ray.

Reveal Comments
comments powered by Disqus