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Life Itself

A few weeks ago I went to see the documentary about the legendary film critic Roger Ebert called “Life Itself”. The film shares the name of his autobiography. 388 more words


LIFE ITSELF (2014, doc)

 Greetings again from the darkness. Director Steve James is well known for his heralded documentary Hoop Dreams, released 20 years ago. Film Critic Roger Ebert… 470 more words


Critic Roger Ebert Immortalized in Poignant Film Bio

The biggest surprise about Steve James‘ touching documentary chronicling the legacy and final days of film critic Roger Ebert is Ebert himself. While it’s always been clear that Ebert was mad about the movies, the general public really never knew the extent to which Roger Ebert’s “love story” also included the woman who would become his wife and business partner during the last two decades of his life. 642 more words


Life itself: Save Yourself the Aisle Seat---Movie

Life itself” is the powerfully sad and inspirational documentary about film critic, Roger Ebert. Based on Ebert’s 2011 memoir of the same name, “Life Itself” is directed by… 540 more words


Life Itself

Remember when film criticism relied upon a simple “Thumbs up” or “Thumbs down”? This was an extraordinarily powerful way to gauge a movie’s quality and it was through this method that film critics and journalists ever since have adapted to their own ways of judging cinema. 550 more words

Paul's Review Of "Life Itself" (2014)

What separates good writers from the generation-defining writers is how they are able to add their passion and personality through the simple use of words. That through the phrases and metaphors, there lies a person who has feelings and beliefs that touch the reader and set up a relationship between the two. 800 more words

Movie Reviews

'Life Itself'

I’m not a man of regrets as most of you know, but I do wish I moved a little faster and had a film or a performance that was reviewed by Roger Ebert.   325 more words