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


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


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)

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 películas 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