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Roger Ebert Dies After Battle With Cancer

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 4, 2013 3:55 PM
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I don't have many details yet -- and frankly all I want to do right now instead of finding them is to go in a quiet corner somewhere and cry for a while -- but the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting, both on Twitter and their website, that their film critic for more than forty years, Roger Ebert, has died. He was 70 years old. According to Variety, the cause was "complications from cancer."

Roger Ebert Announces "Leave of Presence" Following Cancer Recurrence

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 3, 2013 1:38 AM
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The Chicago Sun-Times critic also announced the launch of a new venture, Ebert Digital, and an upcoming Kickstarter for the return of "At the Movies."

Ebertfest 2013 Lineup Announced

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 22, 2013 1:48 PM
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Other highlights include "Bernie" with guests Richard Linklater and Jack Black and a rare chance to see "Days of Heaven" on the big screen.

Production Underway on Ebert Documentary

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 6, 2013 10:22 AM
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Television rights to the film have also been acquired by CNN Films.

Two Thumbs Up: How Siskel and Ebert Inspired a Generation of Film Critics

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 24, 2013 11:35 AM
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  • 20 Comments
One writer believes "Siskel & Ebert" is to blame for the "death" of film criticism. This writer disagrees. Strongly.

Roger Ebert Hospitalized After Fracturing Hip

  • By Matt Singer
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  • December 7, 2012 12:00 AM
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Ebert later tweeted that he would not need surgery.

You Should Read the New Issue of Playboy For the (Film) Articles

  • By Matt Singer
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  • November 29, 2012 1:24 PM
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It features terrific interviews and several superb appreciations of a movie icon. What's that? Oh yes, and pictures, or whatever.

Weekend Reel Reads: Looking at the Originals on the Page, Screen and Battlefield

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 25, 2012 9:07 AM
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Sifting through the '80s basis for a recent remake, the history of war films, and a multitude of screenwriting manuals: the various inspirations for some of the top film-related stories around the web from the past week.

Weekend Reel Reads: Origins of Cameras and Characters

  • By Steve Greene
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  • November 18, 2012 2:47 PM
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On this week's edition of great film-related stories around the web, we have pieces on camera movements, compositions and the screenplays that never got produced.

Roger Ebert's Memoir Optioned For a Documentary by Steve James and Martin Scorsese

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 7, 2012 11:31 AM
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"I'm keeping hands off," says Ebert.

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