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Film Notes: Roger Ebert's "Life Itself"

I finally saw “Life Itself,” a documentary about Roger Ebert, a well-known film critic with Chicago Sun-Times. The film is a warm portrait of… 477 more words

Culture

American Sniper and the Questioning of My Patriotism

American Sniper, the film based on former Navy Seal Chris Kyle’s best-selling memoir, is a certified box office blockbuster. It’s also one of the most divisive films to come out of Hollywood in a long time. 915 more words

MARCH 9: “Venus if you do / I promise that I always will be true”


 ON THIS DATE in 1959, “Venus,” performed by nineteen-year-old Frankie Avalon, began a five-week run as the number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 150 more words

In Case You Missed It: CHEF

Growing up as a fan of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert one of my favorite treats was their recurring series of episodes entitled “Buried Treasures.” They each described a regular occurrence of stopping into the local video store and being asked by prospective film renters what was new to rent, instead of being asked what was good to rent. 813 more words

Life Itself (2014) - Documentary on the late, great Roger Ebert arrives on DVD

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Director: Steve James

Duration: 120 mins (US)

By Greg Wetherall (@gregwetherall)

Is it an essential requisite that anyone who dare elect themselves as a professional critic must be in possession of an unhealthy level of self-righteousness? 774 more words

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Life Itself (2014) - Steve James

Releasing today from Magnolia Home Entertainment is this fantastic documentary about Roger Ebert, renowned film lover and critic. Put together by director Steve James, and using Ebert’s own memoirs and interviews, the film takes us into a life that will be tied with film and the love of cinema forever. 560 more words

Did You See That?!? (Tv & Film)