There may be no March Madness this year but there’s something truly insane related to college basketball this Tuesday.
Roger Ebert became film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967. He is the only film critic with a star on Hollywood 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.
Chaz is the Publisher of RogerEbert.com and a regular contributor to the site, writing about film, festivals, politics, and life itself.
Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor at Large of RogerEbert.com, TV critic for New York Magazine, the creator of many video essays about film history and style, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism, and the author of The Wes Anderson Collection. His writing on film and TV has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, New York Press, The Star-Ledger and Dallas Observer. (Banner illustration by Max Dalton)
A video featuring Chicago City Council declaring Friday, July 12th, 2005, as Roger Ebert Day in Chicago.
The writers at RogerEbert.com share their favorite moon-related songs, movies and events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of man's walk on the moon.
An article about the Chicago Stories Gala presented by Victory Gardens Theater on October 5th, 2019, presenting debuting playwrights Chaz Ebert and Stacy Janiak, and honoring Justina Machado and Phillipa Soo.
RogerEbert.com contributor Godfrey Cheshire talks about his new book Conversations with Kiarostami, a collection of his interviews with the legendary Iranian director.
Our monthly series on underrated films turns to a movie about Russians.
An article celebrating the one-year anniversary of our first female editor at RogerEbert.com, Nell Minow.
Appreciating the art of one of the greatest documentary filmmakers.
When I was a college student in Dallas in the 1980s, my favorite theater was the Big Town, which showed second-run movies for a dollar. It was located in a small, run-down mall that probably hadn’t been thriving for 10 years. By the time I started going there, there were potholes and canyon-sized cracks in the parking lot that were never going to be fixed, so you just made a mental note to drive around them. Most of the storefronts were boarded up, and the handful of spaces that were occupied were Mom and Pop businesses. There were people in the parking lot on the way in selling churros and pralines and BBQ they’d cooked in the backs of pickup trucks. One time a chicken got loose and ran through the mall. Kids chased it like it was Rocky Balboa in a training montage.
From a childhood of pain, a lifetime of art.
Underrated in the manner of so many Steven Spielberg historical dramas, “The Post” is a journalism thriller that doubles as a stealth portrait of the media’s responsibility in the age of Trump.