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The Jerusalem Film Festival: Cinephilia Among Sirens

Annette Insdorf | Posted 07.14.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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 07.04.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 06.24.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Who Gets Back to Me?

Roger Wright | Posted 11.04.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

Besides the question, "When will I find work?," is there any question more important to someone searching for work, than "Who gets back to me?"

Jeff Garlin's Dealin' With Idiots

Roger Wright | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts
Roger Wright

Garlin's new movie tells the stories of a group of parents and coaches on a youth baseball team. But even thinking of this hilarious gem as a baseball movie for a moment is wrong. Baseball is part of the set design, but that's where it stops.

Roger Ebert Gets A Posthumous Journalism Honor

AP | Posted 08.30.2013 | Media

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Late movie critic Roger Ebert has been honored by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Ebert, who wor...

Roger Ebert's Birthday Marked With Millennium Park Tribute

Posted 06.18.2013 | Chicago

On what would have been Roger Ebert's 71st birthday, Chicago's Millennium Park is opening the park's latest installment with a tribute to the beloved ...

Roger Ebert's Famous 'Kindness' Quote Inspires Touching Comic

Posted 06.05.2013 | Chicago

Roger Ebert penned plenty of memorable words in his rich, multi-faceted career as a film critic, Chicago Sun-Times columnist, author and screenwriter....