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The Sobering, Beautiful Lessons of LIFE ITSELF

I almost didn’t write this review. This was not because I didn’t appreciate the film at hand, but because a question was nagging at me: What can I bring to this piece that will both serve the work and be memorable for its readers, personal in some sense?
  • By Max Winter
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  • July 4, 2014 5:31 AM
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"The First, The Last, My Everything" : Tilda Swinton Dancing to Barry White at EbertFest 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, as far as I'm concerned, this was the emotional highlight of EbertFest 2013.
  • By Luke Boyce and Matt Zoller Seitz
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  • April 24, 2013 1:13 AM
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Roger Ebert: End of Message

Last weekend, the BBC published an article titled “How to write the perfect obituary” following the brouhaha around the New York Times’ recent obituary of Yvonne Brill. It was a fluffy weekend piece, and I would have moved on were it not for one particular detail.
  • By Ali Arikan
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  • April 9, 2013 3:01 PM
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A Far-Flung Memory of Roger

Roger Ebert’s prose was instantly accessible and inviting. He came off as a super-knowledgeable guy who happened to want to simply talk movies with you.
  • By Michal Oleszczyk
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  • April 8, 2013 2:35 AM
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Remembering Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

It was the same ritual every year. It was usually late October, maybe early November. You’d go to the mall where there was a bookstore, usually a Walden Books. (This was before Borders and Barnes & Noble were in every shopping center.) The section devoted to “Film” was one shelf, not a wall.
  • By Aaron Aradillas
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  • April 5, 2013 12:34 PM
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VIDEO ESSAY: Siskel and Ebert: Screen Fighting Men

Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert were journalists, film reviewers, TV personalities and friends. They disliked each other and loved each other. They needled each other on the air and put on a great show, but it was always in the service of film criticism and education, a means of exciting viewers and drawing them in.
  • By Ken Cancelosi
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  • April 5, 2013 12:01 PM
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DEEP FOCUS: Mike Figgis' STORMY MONDAY, as reviewed by Roger Ebert

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  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • July 1, 2011 4:14 AM
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