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Life Itself (2014)

Dir. Steve James

Like any good 20th Century icon, Roger Ebert sits on a throne of contradictions. He was half of the pair who made “Two Thumbs Up!” and a partner in reductivism, in his own way part of dumbing down the movies as much as Spielberg, Lucas, Eisner, or Katzenberg.  1,962 more words

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#14: Life Itself (2014)

Director: Steve James
Documentary
2h; R
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Anyone who writes about film owes a debt to the critic Roger Ebert- especially this guy- and all I can do is dream of achieving what Ebert did.

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