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The Top Thirty Reasons We Love Making Lists

  • By Matt Singer
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  • August 1, 2012 11:31 AM
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Why do cinephiles love making lists so much?

New Film Term Alert! "The Snark Ages"

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 13, 2012 4:50 PM
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One critic declares "open season on open-mike-night criticism."

Watch Ebertfest's Panels and Q&As Online

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 27, 2012 6:58 PM
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If my sense of desperate longing didn't come across in my interview with Roger Ebert earlier in the week, let me make it clear now: I'm pretty disappointed not to be at Ebertfest 2012. I got to attend the festival last year and had an incredible time watching movies and hanging out with filmmakers and critics from around the country and the entire world. I loved every minute.

Roger Ebert on Ebertfest 2012

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 25, 2012 9:20 AM
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  • 4 Comments
The legendary film critic on the latest installment of his annual film festival in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

This is Not a Four Star Review

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 13, 2012 11:02 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Should "important" movies get more stars?

Josh Schollmeyer on His 25,000-Word Oral History of 'Siskel & Ebert'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 22, 2012 10:10 AM
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Thumbing through "Enemies, A Love Story," with reporter Josh Schollmeyer

The '70s, When Critics Mattered

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 16, 2012 4:19 PM
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  • 4 Comments
And why they still matter today, in a new way, thanks to three little letters.

From the Wire: Ebert on 'Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 2, 2012 12:16 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Just one-half star for all that shrim? And is "Tim and Eric" the most divisive movie of the year so far?

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