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Life Itself

Interesante documental que nos cuenta un poco sobre la vida del difunto critico de cine Roger Ebert y sobre todo sus luchas de salud y como su amor por las pelĂ­culas es lo que lo mantiene a flote. 88 more words


A (Very Short) Tribute to Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert was a great movie critic. There were those who didn’t like it, but he undeniably had a distinguished career. I’ve been rummaging through old… 391 more words



What qualifies anyone to be a critic? What makes critic any different from the average Joe bitching to his wife about another failure of ex-governor of California on the box-office? 727 more words

Movie Review

Life Itself

I was lucky enough to catch “Life Itself” this past weekend, the documentary based on Roger Ebert’s memoir. It was phenomenal. I’d liked him a lot when I lived in Chicago (for 8 cold years), after discovering his show (with Gene Siskel), “Siskel and Ebert at the Movies”. 769 more words


Life Itself - A broad brushtroke over a fascinating life. (Film Review)

When a man who devoted such a large and important part of his life to examining our relationship to the image, it is no small thing that he allows a documentary to be made that broadly and intimately exhibits his later-in-life deformity as a result of massive thyroid surgery. 1,045 more words

Film Reviews

[Review] Life Itself (Steve James, 2014)

The life of Roger Ebert, flaws and all is celebrated in this particularly moving documentary on the late, great cinematic figure. I initially wasn’t going to review this film, but Ebert is an inspirational kind of person, if an unlikely one, and his love of film makes film criticism seem like something honorable. 508 more words