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HBO Films Shine in Cannes

Annette Insdorf | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

Now that the Cannes Film Festival is drawing to a close, it's clear that HBO has grown into a major film-making force beyond the small screen.

Talk of the Town: Dominic Ciafardini's Caption Collection

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 07.08.2013 | Media
Elizabeth Nicholas

Dominic Ciafardini is having something of a moment, and he has the late film critic Roger Ebert to thank.

Hangout and About, Part 1: Jason Isbell is Solo, But Not Alone

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Jason Isbell doesn't mince words while discussing his battle with the bottle. "Man, I'm an alcoholic," the Alabama singer-songwriter said of his add...

WATCH: Tilda Swinton Leads Ebertfest Conga Line

Posted 04.24.2013 | Chicago

Oscar-winning indie darling and artful napper Tilda Swinton provided Ebertfest with a memorable moment over the weekend when she led an audience of 1,...

Christopher Rosen

Roger Ebert Thought He Went 'Overboard' With This Review

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment

Roger Ebert, who died on April 4 at the age of 70, didn't suffer fools gladly: The acclaimed Chicago Sun-Times film critic and Pulitzer Prize winner w...

As Ebertfest Rolls On Sans Founder, A Look At Ebert's Hometown Pride

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 04.19.2013 | Chicago

URBANA, Ill. -- Michael Esteves wakes up every day in the spot Roger Ebert called the center of the universe, and it isn't Chicago, New York or Cannes...

The Heartbeat: Remembering Roger Ebert and Jane Kleinman

Andrew_Friedman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
Andrew_Friedman

I learned of the death of two people who had a tremendous impact on my life last week: One you've heard of and one you probably haven't. Both helped me understand myself a little better when I was a teenager and then, unexpectedly, taught me something about death and dying as an adult.

WATCH: Hollywood Pays Tribute To Roger Ebert In Chicago

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 06.12.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Hollywood came to Chicago on Thursday as actors, directors, film critics and studio presidents honored late movie reviewer Roger Ebert...

Hollywood, Indie Worlds Come Together For Ebert Tribute

Posted 04.11.2013 | Chicago

A week after the death of legendary film critic Roger Ebert, the worlds of independent film and Tinseltown will come together for a special memorial t...

Words That Shaped the Week: "Mad Men," "Chained C.P.I.", and "Arrested Development"

Vanity Fair | Posted 06.09.2013 | Media
Vanity Fair

By Juli Weiner, Vanity Fair For your edification, a look back at the phrases, nouns, and neologisms that have, for better or for worse, shaped the ...

Remembering Ebert As A Uniter Of A Segregated City

Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.09.2013 | Chicago
Joseph Erbentraut

With Roger Ebert no longer with us, who remains with the same ability, drive and bravery to inspire our city to rise above our many, many challenges and overcome our differences?

Return of the Stoic Hero?

Jamie Malanowski | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Jamie Malanowski

Roger Ebert, Levon Helm, Sixto Rodriquez -- models of stoicism. They are men who met disappointment and worse, and faced their challenges with determination and courage. We used to have a lot of role models like them.

Roger Ebert Passing the Torch to the Next Generation

Jacquie Jordan | Posted 06.09.2013 | Entertainment
Jacquie Jordan

We feel the losses of television icons in a different way than we do our movie stars, politicians, and newsmakers. Our television hosts tend to be our neighbors, like the late Mister Rogers would sing.

Roger Ebert's Legacy As A Relentless Empire-Builder

www.nytimes.com | Posted 06.08.2013 | Media

At journalism conferences and online, media strivers talk over and over about becoming their own brand, hoping that some magical combination of tweets...

Church Plans Protest At 'Fag Enabler' Roger Ebert's Funeral

Posted 04.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Roger Ebert's Chicago funeral will reportedly be picketed by members of the Westboro Baptist Church. According to The Hollywood Reporter, members ...

Roger Ebert: One of Us

Donald Liebenson | Posted 06.08.2013 | Chicago
Donald Liebenson

Roger was one of us; a Midwesterner, a Chicagoan. A city whose name has been sullied by the likes of Capone, Springer and Blagojavech, could not ask for a better, more redemptive ambassador.

The MovieFilm Podcast: In Praise of Jurassic Park!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 06.07.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

In this episode of MovieFilm, the gang share their thoughts on the global blockbuster G.I. Joe: Retaliation and lionize the late Roger Ebert. I...

WATCH: Roger Ebert Funeral Held In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 04.08.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Funeral services for iconic film critic Roger Ebert began 10 a.m. Monday morning at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral. Ebert's wife, C...

His Final Review

Posted 04.07.2013 | Entertainment

The Chicago Sun-Times has printed late film critic Roger Ebert's final review. At the time of his death, Ebert's last published review was for "Twi...

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?

George R.R. Martin On Roger Ebert

Posted 04.06.2013 | Books

George RR Martin and Roger Ebert might not have crossed professional paths often - Martin is best known for books and television, not the primary subj...

Bravo, Roger! -- Thumbs Up

Hermene Hartman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media
Hermene Hartman

Roger Ebert was a prince of a guy. He was absolutely delightful and insightful. A brilliant writer and beautiful soul was he. He literally took mo...

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, April 5, 2013

John Zipperer | Posted 06.05.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

The post-Roger Ebert era likely will be less enjoyable and snappy, but we've got to try. Take our quiz and find out how much you know about the week's news.

Roger Ebert and Evolution - What Does the DNA Tell Us?

James A. Shapiro | Posted 06.05.2013 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Roger Ebert was a wonderful film critic and writer. But like many people expressing certainty about the conventional wisdom in a distant field, he was out of his depth.

Thank You, Roger Ebert: You Gave Me Comfort and Inspiration the Day You Died

April Daniels Hussar | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
April Daniels Hussar

Ebert focused on what life meant to him, what his version of faith meant to him, and how that philosophy brought him peace as he looked at his life, and his eventual, inevitable death.