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The Seattle Times
In era of Black Lives Matter, filmmakers focus on an infamous crimehistory of the case. And there’s a planned biopic from Shatterglass Films, pro
In era of Black Lives Matter, filmmakers focus on an infamous crime
The Seattle Times / Posted yesterday
history of the case. And there’s a planned biopic from Shatterglass Films, produced by Chaz Ebert, the widow of the critic Roger Ebert, that will focus on Till’s mother, Mamie Till Mobley. (Mobley’s play, “The Face of Emmett Till,” is the basis for... Read more
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ABC News
Gene Wilder's Top 5 Rolesa Polish rabbi who befriends bank robber Tommy Lillard, played by Harrison Ford
Gene Wilder's Top 5 Roles
ABC News / Posted 2 days ago
a Polish rabbi who befriends bank robber Tommy Lillard, played by Harrison Ford. For his role in this movie, film critic Roger Ebert wrote of Wilder, "What's poignant about the film is that Wilder's performance is such a nice one. He's likable,... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Off-screen, Richard Pryor made Gene Wilder miserabletime. Meantime, when dutiful and sober, Pryor could talk them up well, such as
Off-screen, Richard Pryor made Gene Wilder miserable
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
time. Meantime, when dutiful and sober, Pryor could talk them up well, such as when they did an interview in 1976 with Roger Ebert to promote “Silver Streak.” Impressed by their camaraderie, the critic gushed, “Pryor and Wilder make a good... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Fallen 1980s figure opens up about her eccentric lifeto be “liked,” except in my writing. My writing, I wanted to be unlikable – but
Fallen 1980s figure opens up about her eccentric life
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
to be “liked,” except in my writing. My writing, I wanted to be unlikable – but I even wanted to be liked for writing unlikable stuff.” Susan Wloszczna is a former film writer for USA Today and currently reviews films for the Roger Ebert w... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
5 scariest movies with inanimate objectsonly a master of horror, but also a master of the everyday object coming to ter
5 scariest movies with inanimate objects
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 6 days ago
only a master of horror, but also a master of the everyday object coming to terrifying life. In his review of "Christine," Roger Ebert made fun of King's method of horror, writing, "Earlier this year we got his 'Cujo,' about a rabid St. Bernard,... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
'Valley of the Dolls' at 50: Feminism, camp, showbiz and lots and lots of pillsof the Dolls, which Criterion is also releasing, that got the X rating. That's
'Valley of the Dolls' at 50: Feminism, camp, showbiz and lots and lots of pills
Dallas Morning News / Posted 6 days ago
of the Dolls, which Criterion is also releasing, that got the X rating. That's what happens when you team Russ Meyer with Roger Ebert, who, in his down time from movie criticism, co-wrote the Beyond screenplay. LS: In Valley, which is set in the... Read more
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Boise Weekly
Lo and Behold: Werner in the World Is Herzog Taking Us Now?Forgotten Dreams, Into the Abyss) as fiction narratives (Aguirre, The Wrath of
Lo and Behold: Werner in the World Is Herzog Taking Us Now?
Boise Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
Forgotten Dreams, Into the Abyss) as fiction narratives (Aguirre, The Wrath of God; Nosferatu the Vampyre) but as the late Roger Ebert once said, "Even his failures are spectacular." I must admit to some glee as I approached Herzog's latest film,... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Steven Hill, DA Adam Schiff on ‘Law & Order,’ dies at 94Hill got lucky: — playing the father of a longtime fugitive portrayed by Christ
Steven Hill, DA Adam Schiff on ‘Law & Order,’ dies at 94
Bangor Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
Hill got lucky: — playing the father of a longtime fugitive portrayed by Christine Lahti, he was in the film’s key scene. Roger Ebert said: “Questioning the very foundations on which they have built their lives… leads to the movie’s emotional high... Read more
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Variety
Steven Hill, D.A. Adam Schiff on ‘Law & Order,’ Dies at 94Hill got lucky: — playing the father of a longtime fugitive portrayed by Christ
Steven Hill, D.A. Adam Schiff on ‘Law & Order,’ Dies at 94
Variety / Posted 8 days ago
Hill got lucky: — playing the father of a longtime fugitive portrayed by Christine Lahti, he was in the film’s key scene. Roger Ebert said: “Questioning the very foundations on which they have built their lives… leads to the movie’s emotional high... Read more
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FOX News
'Law & Order' actor Steven Hill dies at 94Hill got lucky: — playing the father of a longtime fugitive portrayed by Christ
'Law & Order' actor Steven Hill dies at 94
FOX News / Posted 8 days ago
Hill got lucky: — playing the father of a longtime fugitive portrayed by Christine Lahti, he was in the film’s key scene. Roger Ebert said: “Questioning the very foundations on which they have built their lives… leads to the movie’s emotional high... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
The 10 most failed superhero movies ever, rankedbecomes a superhero when Washington, DC, is taken over by street gangs. Critics
The 10 most failed superhero movies ever, ranked
Stamford Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
becomes a superhero when Washington, DC, is taken over by street gangs. Critics didn't think it quite worked though, with Roger Ebert saying it "contains big laughs and moments of genuine feeling, but it seems to be put together out of assorted... Read more
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Connecticut Post
The 10 most failed superhero movies ever, rankedbecomes a superhero when Washington, DC, is taken over by street gangs. Critics
The 10 most failed superhero movies ever, ranked
Connecticut Post / Posted 9 days ago
becomes a superhero when Washington, DC, is taken over by street gangs. Critics didn't think it quite worked though, with Roger Ebert saying it "contains big laughs and moments of genuine feeling, but it seems to be put together out of assorted... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
The 10 most failed superhero movies ever, rankedbecomes a superhero when Washington, DC, is taken over by street gangs. Critics
The 10 most failed superhero movies ever, ranked
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
becomes a superhero when Washington, DC, is taken over by street gangs. Critics didn't think it quite worked though, with Roger Ebert saying it "contains big laughs and moments of genuine feeling, but it seems to be put together out of assorted... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
50 facts for Parkland's 50 yearsin March 1966 by referendum. Enrollment for the first quarter of Parkland Colle
50 facts for Parkland's 50 years
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
in March 1966 by referendum. Enrollment for the first quarter of Parkland College was 1,338 students. 6 There's always a Roger Ebert connection. The News-Gazette sponsored a contest to name Parkland College, with Ebert getting the assignment to... Read more
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/Film
WTF: John Turturro Making Big Lebowski Spinoff?!who just got out after a long stint in prison. The plot of the 1974 film is ev
WTF: John Turturro Making Big Lebowski Spinoff?!
/Film / Posted 14 days ago
who just got out after a long stint in prison. The plot of the 1974 film is even weirder and darker than that sounds. Roger Ebert described it as the “most misogynistic” movie he could recall, and the New York Times critic grumbled that “the... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Sunday Special: 100 reasons to cheer, jeer area schoolsdevoted $1.968 million of 1-cent sales tax money to its total makeover of the k
Sunday Special: 100 reasons to cheer, jeer area schools
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 17 days ago
devoted $1.968 million of 1-cent sales tax money to its total makeover of the kitchen (the first update since 1957, when Roger Ebert was a sophomore), servery and commons area. With shorter waits (three new serving lines vs. one), maybe more... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
100 reasons to cheer, jeer area schoolsdevoted $1.968 million of 1-cent sales tax money to its total makeover of the k
100 reasons to cheer, jeer area schools
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 17 days ago
devoted $1.968 million of 1-cent sales tax money to its total makeover of the kitchen (the first update since 1957, when Roger Ebert was a sophomore), servery and commons area. With shorter waits (three new serving lines vs. one), maybe more... Read more
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TribLIVE
Boys Nation experience educational for Baldwin High studenthim for the trip. Notable alumni of Boys State include Michael Jordan, Jon Bon
Boys Nation experience educational for Baldwin High student
TribLIVE / Posted 20 days ago
him for the trip. Notable alumni of Boys State include Michael Jordan, Jon Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Neil Armstrong, Roger Ebert and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. Former President Bill Clinton, governors Chris Christie and Scott... Read more
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/Film
John Ostrander Reacts to Suicide Squad's Negative Reviewsconsumer reporters. If I find a critic whose tastes largely coincide with mine,
John Ostrander Reacts to Suicide Squad's Negative Reviews
/Film / Posted 22 days ago
consumer reporters. If I find a critic whose tastes largely coincide with mine, I tend to trust them more. The late great Roger Ebert was one. Knowing who is giving you their opinion is important; what does their opinion matter if you don’t trust... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
What’s next for Filipina Emmy awardee? Roger Ebert, the world’s foremost film critic, called it “wrenching but never
What’s next for Filipina Emmy awardee?
Manila Bulletin / Posted 25 days ago
Roger Ebert, the world’s foremost film critic, called it “wrenching but never exploitative.” The New York Times praised it as “a tender reconstruction of a personal loss.” Slate said that there was more to... Read more
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Wired News
Why City of God’s Director Took On Tonight’s Opening Ceremonyhis grim depiction of Rio’s crime-ridden favelas in City of God. Sure, the dir
Why City of God’s Director Took On Tonight’s Opening Ceremony
Wired News / Posted 26 days ago
his grim depiction of Rio’s crime-ridden favelas in City of God. Sure, the director who created a vision of the city that Roger Ebert called “breathtaking and terrifying” might seem like the last person you’d name your visual ambassador to the... Read more
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/Film
Fearless TrailerThe late Roger Ebert famously called movies “empathy machines,” writing on how
Fearless Trailer
/Film / Posted 27 days ago
The late Roger Ebert famously called movies “empathy machines,” writing on how they allow you to experience other lives and new perspectives in a fashion that most other art forms cannot. I find this to be especially true with great documentaries,... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
‘Indignation’ Review: Logan Lerman Carries Philip Roth’s Study in StubbornnessRoger Ebert coined the phrase “idiot plot” to describe movies whose shape depen
‘Indignation’ Review: Logan Lerman Carries Philip Roth’s Study in Stubbornness
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 29 days ago
Roger Ebert coined the phrase “idiot plot” to describe movies whose shape depends on their heroes making the dumbest possible choice at every juncture. “Indignation,” James Schamus‘ adaptation of Philip Roth‘s novel, is its Jewish intellectual... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
‘Indignation’ Review: Logan Lerman Carries Philip Roth’s Study in StubbornnessRoger Ebert coined the phrase “idiot plot” to describe movies whose shape depen
‘Indignation’ Review: Logan Lerman Carries Philip Roth’s Study in Stubbornness
Houston Chronicle / Posted 29 days ago
Roger Ebert coined the phrase “idiot plot” to describe movies whose shape depends on their heroes making the dumbest possible choice at every juncture. “Indignation,” James Schamus‘ adaptation of Philip Roth‘s novel, is its Jewish intellectual... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Celebrity odd couplesNew York City bar. Back when the movie reviewer and the soon-to-be "Queen of A
Celebrity odd couples
KTXS Abilene / Posted 29 days ago
New York City bar. Back when the movie reviewer and the soon-to-be "Queen of All Media" were both starting out in Chicago, Roger Ebert and Oprah Winfrey co-hosted the Chicago Emmy Awards in 1986 and went on two dates. In 2005, Ebert even jokingly... Read more
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KECI Missoula
Celebrity odd couplesNew York City bar. Back when the movie reviewer and the soon-to-be "Queen of A
Celebrity odd couples
KECI Missoula / Posted 29 days ago
New York City bar. Back when the movie reviewer and the soon-to-be "Queen of All Media" were both starting out in Chicago, Roger Ebert and Oprah Winfrey co-hosted the Chicago Emmy Awards in 1986 and went on two dates. In 2005, Ebert even jokingly... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
Celebrity odd couplesNew York City bar. Back when the movie reviewer and the soon-to-be "Queen of A
Celebrity odd couples
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 29 days ago
New York City bar. Back when the movie reviewer and the soon-to-be "Queen of All Media" were both starting out in Chicago, Roger Ebert and Oprah Winfrey co-hosted the Chicago Emmy Awards in 1986 and went on two dates. In 2005, Ebert even jokingly... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
30 years later, 'Howard the Duck' remains contender for worst movie ever madeStop!" Worldwide box office: $38 million, which was about what it cost to make
30 years later, 'Howard the Duck' remains contender for worst movie ever made
Local 10 Miami / Posted 30 days ago
Stop!" Worldwide box office: $38 million, which was about what it cost to make. Rotten Tomatoes score: 13 percent What Roger Ebert said: "After the movie was released, everybody said with the benefit of hindsight that it was insane to make a... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Warren Beatty could be TIFF-bound with his new filmwith Canada in general and TIFF in particular; most memorably, the 1984 tribute
Warren Beatty could be TIFF-bound with his new film
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted a month ago
with Canada in general and TIFF in particular; most memorably, the 1984 tribute to him, when he was quizzed onstage by Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel. But his Canadian roots go further back, to his mother, who was born in Nova Scotia. And the... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Chattanooga student who won almost $300,000 in college scholarships may be deportedwhose alumni include astronomers Edwin Hubble and Carl Sagan, Supreme Court Jus
Chattanooga student who won almost $300,000 in college scholarships may be deported
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted a month ago
whose alumni include astronomers Edwin Hubble and Carl Sagan, Supreme Court Justice John Stevens and film critic Roger Ebert. David's friends are promoting a GoFundMe page with a $2,500 goal for miscellaneous items like his first pair of... Read more
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The Hill
What does Bill think of Hillary's Chris Wallace interview?Clinton and profiles on former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, former Whi
What does Bill think of Hillary's Chris Wallace interview?
The Hill / Posted 1 months ago
Clinton and profiles on former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley and Roger Ebert, among others. Contact her at carolfelsenthal@gmail.com and follow her on Twitter @cfelsenthal. The views... Read more
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Boston Globe
Coming to a theater near you: ‘Citizen Trump’has professed to adore “Casablanca,” which is a safe enough choice, although wh
Coming to a theater near you: ‘Citizen Trump’
Boston Globe / Posted 1 months ago
has professed to adore “Casablanca,” which is a safe enough choice, although when he rhapsodized about Ingrid Bergman to Roger Ebert in 1999, saying “God, I wish I’d known that woman,” that was more information than most of us wanted. Hillary... Read more
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Variety
‘Stand By Me’ Oral History: Rob Reiner and the Cast on River Phoenix and How the Coming-of-Age Classic Almost Didn’t Happen“Stand By Me” opened August 8, 1986, it was bolstered by rave reviews from Shei
‘Stand By Me’ Oral History: Rob Reiner and the Cast on River Phoenix and How the Coming-of-Age Classic Almost Didn’t Happen
Variety / Posted 1 months ago
“Stand By Me” opened August 8, 1986, it was bolstered by rave reviews from Sheila Benson in the Los Angeles Times and Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times. Despite fears it was too dark and offbeat to draw crowds, the low-budgeted drama became... Read more
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CNET
I blame computers for ruining my handwritingto the recipe since these notes were taken on the fly, but I assure you I seldo
I blame computers for ruining my handwriting
CNET / Posted 1 months ago
to the recipe since these notes were taken on the fly, but I assure you I seldom write much neater these days. (And Roger Ebert, you are still missed.) Gael Fashingbauer Cooper/CNET What happened? I'm no doctor, but it seems obvious. Like... Read more
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Daily Herald
Dann defends review of 'Hillary's America'in mind that critics generally evaluate a movie based on the quality of storyte
Dann defends review of 'Hillary's America'
Daily Herald / Posted 1 months ago
in mind that critics generally evaluate a movie based on the quality of storytelling, not its subject matter. As the late Roger Ebert explained it, "It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it." On that basis, "Hillary's America" is no... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Talk of the townout with movie reviewers, earning a spot alongside "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot"
Talk of the town
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 1 months ago
out with movie reviewers, earning a spot alongside "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot" and "Medicine Man" on Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert's worst-of-'92 list. But people in Danville flocked to the movie's opening at the now-demolished Times theater,... Read more

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