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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...

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.

Honoring Roger Ebert's Memory in the Movies We Watch

John Farr | Posted 06.06.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given this environment, and the reverence inspired by the life and legacy of Roger Ebert, shouldn't we take to heart -- and put it into practice -- what he stood for?

Roger Ebert Once Stuck It To Congress

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment

Roger Ebert's big personality and impassioned stances on film never waned throughout his decades-long career, including the time he and fellow movie c...

Goodbye, Mr. Ebert

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
Meg Waite Clayton

Goodbye, Mr. Ebert. My two thumbs are way, way up for the film education you gave me, and the hours of enjoyment you steered me toward. You will be missed.

...Got ART?

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

April is here, along with some unseasonably warm and beautiful weather, and that means it's time for our "...Got Art?" blog to encourage you to get out and enjoy a fresh collection of shows and events this month.

Dear Roger Ebert: Let Your TV Show End

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.31.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Really -- between video blogs and all the other on-demand-style movie criticism available on the Internet, the notion of a movie-review show on TV seems a little quaint.

Easy Reader: Kellow's Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark Throws Radiant Light on the Renowned Movie Critic

David Finkle | Posted 12.28.2011 | Books
David Finkle

The only fan letter I ever wrote to a public figure -- other than to child star Bobby Driscoll when I was a child -- went to the then New Yorker movie critic Pauline Kael.

Behind The Scenes With The Director And Producers Of The Interrupters

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Steve James and Alex Kotlowicz detail the incredible journey of filming the ground-breaking work of the violence interrupters who struggle to cease violence before it erupts on the South side of Chicago.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel on Louder Than a Bomb

Dan Persons | Posted 07.23.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

I'm basically down with anything that celebrates language, but Louder Than a Bomb is something special. Here's my interview with directors Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel.

Behind the Making of Louder Than a Bomb

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.23.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Greg Jacobs recalls, "There was a line of kids down the block -- black, white, everything else -- it turned out these kids were performing for their peers -- something I couldn't have imagined."

Roger Ebert Writing A Memoir: Book Expected By Fall 2011

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — Roger Ebert's next book won't just be about movies. The film critic and profilic Twitter user is writing a memoir. It will cover eve...

Roger Ebert's Cookbook 'The Pot and How to Use It': Rice Cooker Is Focus Of Movie Critic Who Can't Eat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO (AP) -- Cancer may have robbed Roger Ebert of the ability to eat, but it won't stop him from dishing out cooking advice. Four years after can...

At the Movies: The Curtain Falls on a Chicago Institution

Donald Liebenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Donald Liebenson

Siskel and Ebert were the unlikeliest of pop culture icons. The cancellation of At the Movies is another ominous portent for the future of serious film criticism.

'At The Movies' Canceled, Roger Ebert Moving On

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"At The Movies," the show made famous by Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, has been canceled. But with the end of the iconic film program could be a new be...

Roger Ebert's Last Words, Continued: 'I Don't Mind People Knowing What I Look Like, But I Don't Want Them Thinking I'm Dying'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Roger Ebert has written a beautiful response to Chris Jones' Esquire article 'Roger Ebert's Last Words' in the Chicago Sun-Times. This interview wi...

Roger Ebert On Gene Siskel: 'We Were Born To Be Siskel & Ebert, I Just Miss The Guy So Much'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Film critic Roger Ebert lost his ability to speak nearly four years ago, when he underwent a tracheostomy, a procedure that opens an ...

Ebert Pays Tribute To Siskel: 'He Is In My Mind Almost Every Day'

Roger Ebert's Journal | Roger Ebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gene Siskel and I were like tuning forks. Strike one, and the other would pick up the same frequency. When we were in a group together, we were always...

Two White Guys "At the Movies"

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

It's 2008 and some black dude is running for president, but the movie review show based in Chicago - which has one of the largest black and Latino populations in America--couldn't find one single movie writer, reviewer, or blogger "of color" to fill one of the seats?

Roger and Gene

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

Siskel and Ebert loved movies. You could feel it through the TV screen. They argued all the time, intelligently and forceful -- but it's over now.