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Josh Gad Will Play Roger Ebert In Will Ferrell Comedy

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.02.2015 | Entertainment

Josh Gad will portray beloved film critic Roger Ebert. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Frozen" actor will reportedly play Ebert in the come...

What Is It Like to Be a Film Critic?

Quora | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment

I love it, but it's also harder than it looks. As someone who loves movies and loves talking about movies, it's amazing to be get paid to watch films and then tell you what I think about them. Some of my earliest memories of and contact with films was via Roger Ebert and the shows "Sneak Previews" and "At the Movies," and I never would've guessed that I'd be doing it myself some day.

"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.

I Saw Roger Ebert at the Oscars -- Did You?

Anthony Berteaux | Posted 04.25.2015 | College
Anthony Berteaux

Every time I go see something in a theater, I never really go in alone, but Roger Ebert comes with me, as with questions of what Roger would write.

Trooper Shines Much-Needed Spotlight on Iraq Vets and Uranium Poisoning

Joshua Kors | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Movies, said film critic Roger Ebert, are like an "empathy machine." Their mission: to help us understand a bit more about others' hopes, their fears, their dreams. Movies allow us to walk in others' shoes. They help us "identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us."

The Jerusalem Film Festival: Cinephilia Among Sirens

Annette Insdorf | Posted 09.13.2014 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

The JFF programming is vibrantly eclectic, with over 200 movies from 50 countries. While many are Israeli, others span varied genres, nations, themes and styles. I've experienced the thrill of discovery with two of the selections screened thus far.

Roger Ebert's Life Itself: A Presence Profoundly Felt, Even After His 'Leave of Presence'

Joseph Cooper | Posted 09.09.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

While all 55 chapters are 4-star reads, the final nine offer moving evidence that, for a man who could not speak, he had restorative observations to make and therapeutic reflections to share.

Life Itself, the Film, the Book, and the Ebert I Knew

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 09.08.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Watching the film of his life, I was proud of the man on the screen and that second life he found. He was not quite the man I knew, but... I really did know, somehow, back then, that the man he would become was in there, getting ready for his "close up."

ReThink Review: 'Life Itself' -- On Roger Ebert And Why I Review Movies

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I'm not a movie expert or someone trying to be what I think a critic is supposed to be, but simply a guy who loves movies and loves writing about them.

Matthew Jacobs

Two Thumbs Up For This Wrenching Roger Ebert Documentary | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment

"Life Itself," the documentary about the many years Roger Ebert spent as the country's primo film critic and the rich but complicated personal life he...

Mothers and Fathers Across Borders Can Influence Peace

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Molly Alexander Darden

"Hate the enemy enough, any sacrifice is justified. See the other side as 'some mother's sons', you are less willing to sacrifice your own." -- Roger ...

Roger Ebert's Wife Chaz: 'I Used To Like Gene Siskel Better'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment

Chaz Ebert, wife of the late film critic Roger Ebert, is hailed in the upcoming documentary "Life Itself" for having softened up her notoriously brash...

Roger Ebert Statue To Be Unveiled

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment

CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Ebert's final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off: "I'll see you at the movies." The award-winning film cri...

Spike Lee To Attend 25th Anniversary Screening Of 'Do The Right Thing'

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Black Voices

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Director Spike Lee will attend a 25th-anniversary screening of "Do The Right Thing" at late movie critic Roger Ebert's film f...

Christopher Rosen

Roger Ebert Wanted Philip Seymour Hoffman To Play Him In A Movie | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment

Following an emotional screening of the Roger Ebert documentary "Life Itself" at New York's Paley Center for Media on Monday night, Chaz Ebert, the fi...

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.

Mike Ryan

Roger Ebert's Life Story Shines At Sundance | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

As I write this fourth update, I have now seen 15 movies at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. (I should add: I am very, very tired.) I’ve been s...

Roger Ebert Documentary To See Sundance Premiere

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment

CHICAGO (AP) — When "Life Itself" debuts Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival, it will be the first time Roger Ebert's widow will see the full docum...

Quotation Maven Mardy Grothe Never Metaphor He Didn't Like

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

If Dr. Mardy Grothe has anything to say about it, your search for the perfect metaphor may be (almost) over. You might say Grothe, who launched the o...

For My Dear Friend Roger Ebert and Other Loved Ones Lost in 2013

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

This year, I knew I was old. And among the lamented were, for the first time, close friends who'd shared my journey. The first and most difficult for me, still, to release, was Roger Ebert, my old Sun Times colleague and biggest "fan"who believed in my talent more than anyone, always.

Ebert's Nonprofit To Match Donations For Statue

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The nonprofit group headed by Roger Ebert's wife will match up to $25,000 in donations toward a bronze sculpture honoring the...

Upcoming Movie About Roger Ebert Needs Your Support

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.21.2013 | Entertainment

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Steve James and Oscar winner Martin Scorsese have hit the crowdfunding site Indiegogo to raise money for their documen...

12 Years a Slave Reframed: A Narrative of White Racist Pathology

Roya Rastegar | Posted 12.25.2013 | Arts
Roya Rastegar

None of us are safe from the pathology of white racism. The most intimate corners of our lives and eyes have been infected. But are we ready to see it, and be well?

Roeper Replacing Ebert At The Sun-Times

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Chicago Sun-Times says it will replace Roger Ebert with the late famed movie critic's former colleague Richard Roeper. The newspa...

Ebert's Hometown Raising Money For Statue

AP | Posted 11.10.2013 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Organizers in Roger Ebert's hometown announced plans Tuesday to try to raise $125,000 to build a life-size bronze statue of th...