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"Life Itself"  --  Roger Ebert and the Everlasting Power of Movie Criticism

Paul Cantor | Posted 05.31.2015 | Entertainment
Paul Cantor

That much I gleaned from watching Life Itself, the acclaimed documentary from director Steve James (Hoop Dreams), which is based on Ebert's 2011 memoir, and is actually streaming on Netflix now.

Yet Another 12 Mind-Blowing Documentaries To Watch On Netflix

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 07.31.2014 | Entertainment

Gauging from the reactions to our first two collections of 12 mind-blowing documentaries to watch on Netflix, it's about time for another set. As alwa...

Live From the Sundance Film Festival: Monday, Jan. 20

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite between Life Itself, Steve James' documentary about the late film critic Roger Ebert, and To Be Takei, by Jennifer Kroot, about the amazingly resilient career of actor George Takei.

Muhammad Ali: Trials of a Hero

Marlon Regis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

As you thought there couldn't be any more footage of live clips, scenes, photo exhibits, other artistic reinterpretations or the highly bestowed awards of honor related to Muhammad Ali, here comes a powerful new documentary titled, The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

Meatless Monday: True Stories

Ellen Kanner | Posted 10.13.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

It is time to speak out. It is time to listen. It is time to act. Access to fresh, healthy food is a basic human right. It's going to take basic human action to make it happen, with all of us working, caring, growing food, sharing our stories and sharing the food at our tables.

Movie Review of Pelotero (Ballplayer 2012), a story of perseverance and dreams

Vanessa Perez | Posted 09.16.2012 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Perez

The unequal power relationship between MLB and these young, black men living in poverty highlighted in the film puts into relief the long-standing, unequal relationships of power between the United States and the Dominican Republic.

The Best Movies Of The '90s

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 07.11.2012 | Entertainment

The '90s had everything: "Figure It Out," Tamagotchis, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and the "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" are just a few of the decade's s...

Q&A: Morgan Spurlock Celebrates on Current TV 50 Greatest Documentaries

Brad Balfour | Posted 10.29.2011 | Media
Brad Balfour

On the heels of Docuweeks' annual August kickoff, Current TV launched a five-part celebration, 50 Documentaries To See Before You Die, on August 2 hosted by energetic documentarian Morgan Spurlock.

5 Documentaries Worth Seeing

Delia Lloyd | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Delia Lloyd

The Thin, Blue Line dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas. The film was so powerful and convincing that it helped free an innocent man from prison.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz on The Interrupters

Dan Persons | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

In the new documentary The Interrupters, director Steve James and producer Alex Kotlowitz follow several members of CeaseFire as they attempt to defuse conflicts before they occur.

Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz Talk The Interrupters (Video)

Mark Bazer | Posted 09.27.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Bazer

Their new documentary, The Interrupters, is the story of CeaseFire -- in particular, three people who work for the organization trying to mediate disputes and help individuals turn away from violence.

Hoop Dreams Filmmaker "Crosses Over" to ESPN, Discusses Oscar Snubsjoa

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jon Chattman

I recently spoke with Hoop Dreams director Steve James about his new film, his involvement in the ESPN series "30 by 30," and why his films tend to focus on the sports world.

No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson Director Steve James on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Steve James, director of the new film No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson on ESPN, stopped by The Interview Show.

'No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson' Screens At The Midwest Independent Film Festival (VIDEO)

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Laurie Koblesky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dedicated to presenting locally produced independent films and documentaries on the first Tuesday of every month, the Midwest Independent Film Festiva...

Top Winter Sports Movies: A Sampling

John Farr | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

The riveting documentary The Man Who Skied Down Everest trails champion skier Yuichiro Miura and his team as they ascend the world's highest peak, hoping to descend on skis: a virtual suicide mission.

Hoop Dreams Filmmaker Makes The Journey From Zanskar Via Chicago

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

15 years since bringing us the critically acclaimed documentary Hoop Dreams, Frederick Marx is again giving us the opportunity to study how people sacrifice in order to gain.

"Hoop Dreams" Stars Stay Close Despite Different Lives

Chicago Tribune | Sara Olkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's a chilly morning and two old friends are supposed to meet for a game of hoops. The shy, steadier of the pair arrives early. The other, a fun-lovi...