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Matt Zoller Seitz and Roger Ebert, and Other Highlights from His Appearance on 'Employee of the Month'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 8, 2014 2:02 PM
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Plus: Seitz's response to an Antisemitic Letter to the Editor from his New York Press days, and Seitz sings.

Daily Reads: A Friendship with Roger Ebert, the Sadness of Watching Woody Allen and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 29, 2014 9:43 AM
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Plus: the history of the eye closeup and silent film fans make some noise about disappearing movies.

Rob Reiner Talks Roger Ebert's 'North' Review

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 22, 2014 12:30 PM
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Roger Ebert hated, hated, hated, hated, hated Rob Reiner's "North," but Reiner doesn't seem too bothered by it.

'Oh, This Is a Bad Movie': Jimmy Fallon Reads Roger Ebert's Reviews on the Tonight Show

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 21, 2014 11:55 AM
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Jimmy Fallon recalls the movies of his Roger Ebert slammed (and praise), and Questlove's jaw drops at a "Life Itself" clip as Chaz Ebert drops by the Tonight Show Couch

The Semiotics of 'Siskel & Ebert'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 17, 2014 11:56 AM
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The co-host of "Ebert Presents" explains why "At the Movies" worked with Roger Ebert, and couldn't with anyone else.

The 13 Funniest Lines from Some of Roger Ebert’s Most Scathing Reviews

  • By Casey Cipriani
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  • July 4, 2014 9:54 AM
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"Life Itself" celebrates Roger Ebert as a defender of cinema. Sometimes, that required fighting back against movies that did it wrong.

Highlights From 'Life Itself' AMA: Steve James and Chaz Ebert on Favorite Film Critics and the Movies Roger Ebert Would Have Loved

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 2, 2014 11:08 AM
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Roger Ebert's widow and the director of the documentary on his life name the new movies he would hae loved and explain why the critic rated "Benji" higher than "Full Metal Jacket."

Watch: Werner Herzog, John Singleton, Steve James and Matt Zoller Seitz Celebrate the Life of Roger Ebert

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 18, 2014 1:16 PM
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A live chat, starting at 2 p.m. Eastern, celebrates what would have been Ebert's 72d birthday.

Can You Spot the Ironic Part of the Poster for Roger Ebert Documentary "Life Itself"?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 13, 2014 2:39 PM
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Entertainment Weekly debuts a new poster for the Roger Ebert documentary. But there's just one thing wrong...

"Life Itself's" Emotional Ebertfest Premiere

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 25, 2014 12:23 PM
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The first festival planned after Roger Ebert's death opens with an emotional screening of the documentary about his life.