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.
Click here for a page of the 2013 CAFC full speeches from the Award Ceremony. And click here for the Honor Roll of Chicago Film Critics' complete list of winners of the 2013 Awards.
Click here to enter this week's contest. A group of my losing entries, plus my one Winner, and the entry the cartoon editor said online that he liked but it didn't quite clear the bar on New Yorker's taste standards.
The web site claims: "This Tea Party science fiction movie trailer is better than both 'Atlas Shrugged' movies put together." ¶ ¶ From io9, an often-provocative website, the story of how this trailer is the hit of the current conservative…