Pacific Rim Uprising
I'm writing this review in a hurry because every hour that I wait makes it harder to remember any specific thing that happens in Pacific…
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Matt writes: After producing a half-century of vital and game-changing documentaries, the Chicago-based company Kartemquin Films scored its first nomination for Best Documentary this year at the Academy Awards. Steve James, the acclaimed director of "Hoop Dreams" and "Life Itself," earned the nomination for his latest riveting marvel, "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail." He also served as an executive producer on Laura Checkoway's astonishing documentary short, "Edith+Eddie," which received a well-deserved Oscar nomination this year as well. Prior to last Sunday's Oscar ceremony, I got to speak with Steve and Laura about their incredible work.
An interview with Steve James and Laura Checkoway, the Oscar-nominated directors of "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" and "Edith+Eddie," respectively.
Chaz Ebert reflects on her experiences as a member of the U.S. documentary jury at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
An article about the 2018 Academy Award nominees.
An article congratulating the 2018 Oscar nominees including Steve James.
A review of two new projects from Kartemquin Films.
Part 2 of Chaz Ebert's "Best Of" list ranking the best Documentaries of 2017 in alphabetical order
An article about this year's Heartland Film Festival, running October 12-22.
An article about Roger Ebert's August 19th induction ceremony into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame at the American Writers Museum and reprint of lovely speech by Milos Stehlik
A preview of this year's Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago.
A table of contents of articles published to commemorate Roger Ebert's birthday on June 18th, 2017, starting with his interview of Paul McCartney who was born on the same day and same year: June 18th, 1942.
25 films we can't wait to check out during the summer movie season.
An article about the commemoration ceremony for Roger Ebert and empathy on the fourth anniversary of his death.
A compilation of some notable Top 10 lists by Roger Ebert.
We asked our readers to tell us what blog posts and books by Roger Ebert mean the most to them.
An article about the April 4th, 2017 commemoration of Roger Ebert in Chicago.
An article about the March 13th screening of "Life Itself" at the Sid Docs series in Courtenay, British Columbia.
A piece on three very strong docs from the U.S. Competition program of Sundance 2017.
Chaz Ebert highlights films with the potential to get us through the confusing political times of the Trump presidency.
"Life Itself" to screen at Maryland doc series; Mark Hamill on Carrie Fisher; "Children of Men" is more shocking than ever; Jim Hemphill on "Snowden"; Top 100 Favorite Films.
An article about the weekly Ebert Archive column at the Chicago Sun-Times.
A sneak peek at the features and shorts that will be playing at the Kartemquin Fall Festival, which runs from November 2-4.
A recap of highlights of the 2016 New York Film Festival.
A list of films and special events to check out when attending this year's Chicago International Film Festival.
"Life Itself" wins an Emmy Award for Outstanding Editing.