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In Memoriam of Miloš Forman: a Debt of Gratitude for "Amadeus"

One of the most visceral film-going experiences of my life was when, in 1984, I saw Miloš Forman‘s Amadeus. I was in the eighth grade and had just begun to suspect that movies could be more than commercial blockbusters or teen love stories. 506 more words

Movies + TV

R.I.P., Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

April 4 marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert.

Ebert “came into” my life at the perfect time. As a child, I began immersing myself in movies, and just a few years later, I became equally obsessed with film criticism, going to the library and checking out volumes of work by James Agee, Pauline Kael, and Stanley Kauffmann. 315 more words

The Million Dollar Duck (1971)

By Richard Winters

My Rating: 4 out of 10

4-Word Review: Duck lays golden eggs.

Albert Dooley (Dean Jones) is a research scientist who brings home a duck as a pet for his young son Jimmy (Lee Montgomery) after the bird accidently gets exposed to radiation while at the lab. 524 more words

Movies

How "Blade Runner" Became a Cinematic Classic

As the countdown to “Blade Runner 2049” continues, it’s worth remembering that the original “Blade Runner” wasn’t met with the kind of reverence it enjoys now. 442 more words

Filmmaking

Life Itself

Long ago before Nostalgia Critic, Angry Joe, & Channel Awesome, one man named Roger Ebert, paved the way of film criticism. He and another film critic, Gene Siskel, aired a televised movie review series called “At The Movies.” During their prime, they went on to become nationwide icons. 790 more words

Reviews

WHAT DO YOU KNOW FOR SURE

It was  Gene Siskel along with his colleague, Roger Ebert who asks the question, What do you know for sure? at the end of each show. 302 more words