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Salon.com
The purity of driven work: Bill Cunningham, model for a committed creative lifecourse, often one to which we ourselves may have aspired. In his review of “Bil
The purity of driven work: Bill Cunningham, model for a committed creative life
Salon.com / Posted yesterday
course, often one to which we ourselves may have aspired. In his review of “Bill Cunningham New York,” the himself-prolific Roger Ebert wrote, “Ever since reading Thoreau’s Walden, I have been teased by the notion of leading a life with only the... Read more
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examiner.com
A wartime adventure comedy for Alliance Française movie nightParis just as the Nazis are preparing to move into the city makes that descript
A wartime adventure comedy for Alliance Française movie night
examiner.com / Posted 2 days ago
Paris just as the Nazis are preparing to move into the city makes that description seem a little hard to believe, however, Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times described it as “a grand, confident entertainment, sure of the power of Adjani,... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, June 26, 2016day. "I loved it so much, I wrote a song about how idyllic it was — 'One Of Th
The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, June 26, 2016
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
day. "I loved it so much, I wrote a song about how idyllic it was — 'One Of Those Days,' from my 'Mr. Music Head' album." Roger Ebert considers Uni grad's 'Hoop Dreams' top film of the '90s "808 Breen Drive in Champaign is where I lived for 16... Read more
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The Atlantic
The 'Independence Day' of 1996: An Ode to What WasWorlds, Alien, Star Wars, Top Gun, and Planet of the Apes. And that its plot, w
The 'Independence Day' of 1996: An Ode to What Was
The Atlantic / Posted 6 days ago
Worlds, Alien, Star Wars, Top Gun, and Planet of the Apes. And that its plot, when picked apart, makes no sense at all. (Roger Ebert, reviewing both the film and the plan its characters concoct for saving the world: “My theory is that any aliens... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
The 'Amityville Horror' house is for sale: Five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and one bloody historyextent the book is a work of fiction." Others weren't sure what to believe. "
The 'Amityville Horror' house is for sale: Five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and one bloody history
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 6 days ago
extent the book is a work of fiction." Others weren't sure what to believe. "Is the story based on fact?" film critic Roger Ebert wrote in 1979. "I have no way of knowing. I've met George Lutz; I had a couple of beers with him in the Los... Read more
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Junkee
Five Ways 1996's 'Independence Day' Created The Modern Blockbustersince and nowadays a film’s opening weekend gross is far more aligned with how
Five Ways 1996's 'Independence Day' Created The Modern Blockbuster
Junkee / Posted 7 days ago
since and nowadays a film’s opening weekend gross is far more aligned with how well it was sold to audiences. Back in ’96, Roger Ebert lay most of the film’s Earth-shattering success on a “high-tech and truly brilliant advertising and promotional... Read more
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The Young Witness
Paul Cox, man of flowers, finally calls cutwas "one of a kind" who "just went out and did it" despite a lack of support an
Paul Cox, man of flowers, finally calls cut
The Young Witness / Posted 9 days ago
was "one of a kind" who "just went out and did it" despite a lack of support and recognition. Legendary American critic Roger Ebert said Cox's willingness to ask questions about life, love and death in his work "made him both an excellent... Read more
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The North West Star
Australian film director Paul Cox dead at 76born April 16, 1940, rose to acclaim in the 1980s with films such as Lonely Hea
Australian film director Paul Cox dead at 76
The North West Star / Posted 9 days ago
born April 16, 1940, rose to acclaim in the 1980s with films such as Lonely Hearts and My First Wife. American film critic Roger Ebert described him as "one of the best directors of our time" and "one of the heroes of modern cinema". His last film... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Australian film director Paul Cox dead at 76born April 16, 1940, rose to acclaim in the 1980s with films such as Lonely Hea
Australian film director Paul Cox dead at 76
Daily Liberal / Posted 9 days ago
born April 16, 1940, rose to acclaim in the 1980s with films such as Lonely Hearts and My First Wife. American film critic Roger Ebert described him as "one of the best directors of our time" and "one of the heroes of modern cinema". His last film... Read more
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New Kerala
Australian film director Paul Cox dead - newkerala.com #78770"My First Wife". The tweet did not disclose the cause of death and other detai
Australian film director Paul Cox dead - newkerala.com #78770
New Kerala / Posted 10 days ago
"My First Wife". The tweet did not disclose the cause of death and other details about Cox's demise. American film critic Roger Ebert described him as "one of the best directors of our time" and "one of the heroes of modern cinema". His last film... Read more
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Canberra Times
Australian film director Paul Cox dead at 76born April 16, 1940, rose to acclaim in the 1980s with films such as Lonely Hea
Australian film director Paul Cox dead at 76
Canberra Times / Posted 10 days ago
born April 16, 1940, rose to acclaim in the 1980s with films such as Lonely Hearts and My First Wife. American film critic Roger Ebert described him as "one of the best directors of our time" and "one of the heroes of modern cinema". His last film... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Australian film director Paul Cox dead at 76born April 16, 1940, rose to acclaim in the 1980s with films such as Lonely Hea
Australian film director Paul Cox dead at 76
Brisbane Times / Posted 10 days ago
born April 16, 1940, rose to acclaim in the 1980s with films such as Lonely Hearts and My First Wife. American film critic Roger Ebert described him as "one of the best directors of our time" and "one of the heroes of modern cinema". His last film... Read more
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examiner.com
Merchant Ivory's 'Howards End' to be re-released in 4K restorationled to many more Merchant Ivory productions including “Remains of the Day” and
Merchant Ivory's 'Howards End' to be re-released in 4K restoration
examiner.com / Posted 10 days ago
led to many more Merchant Ivory productions including “Remains of the Day” and “A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries.” The late Roger Ebert included the movie on his list of “Great Movies,” and described it best: “There are two conversations in... Read more
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KECI Missoula
June 18such as "Blue Velvet," "White Nights," "Wild at Heart" and "Death Becomes Her,"
June 18
KECI Missoula / Posted 11 days ago
such as "Blue Velvet," "White Nights," "Wild at Heart" and "Death Becomes Her," is born in Rome, Italy. 1942: Movie critic Roger Ebert, the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, is born in Urbana, Illinois. Ebert was a film... Read more
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CTV News
Review: 'Finding Dory' wonderfully made with lots of heartFINDING DORY: 4 STARS 'Finding Nemo' hooked Roger Ebert so deeply he called th
Review: 'Finding Dory' wonderfully made with lots of heart
CTV News / Posted 12 days ago
FINDING DORY: 4 STARS 'Finding Nemo' hooked Roger Ebert so deeply he called the animated fish tale 'a delight.' Families loved the story of clownfish Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) and forgetful blue tang Dory’s (voice of Ellen DeGeneres)... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
WTF? Russ Meyer’s “Beyond Valley of the Dolls” Joins Criterion Collectionto make it big on Broadway. What ensues is a tour de force of terrible acting,
WTF? Russ Meyer’s “Beyond Valley of the Dolls” Joins Criterion Collection
Houston Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
to make it big on Broadway. What ensues is a tour de force of terrible acting, nonsensical plot, and one scene that Roger Ebert said should “be preserved in permanent form so future historians can see that Hollywood was not only capable of... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
WTF? Russ Meyer’s “Beyond Valley of the Dolls” Joins Criterion Collectionto make it big on Broadway. What ensues is a tour de force of terrible acting,
WTF? Russ Meyer’s “Beyond Valley of the Dolls” Joins Criterion Collection
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 12 days ago
to make it big on Broadway. What ensues is a tour de force of terrible acting, nonsensical plot, and one scene that Roger Ebert said should “be preserved in permanent form so future historians can see that Hollywood was not only capable of... Read more
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The State News
We failed those in Orlando“The blood is on so many hands that history will weep in the telling,” wrote th
We failed those in Orlando
The State News / Posted 16 days ago
“The blood is on so many hands that history will weep in the telling,” wrote the late Roger Ebert for the Daily Illini following an infamous bombing of a black church in Alabama which killed six children. “And it is, not new blood . It is old, so... Read more
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Salon.com
Don’t apologize, Noah Galvin: Let’s applaud celebrities who dare to speak their mind, not tear them downI’m not a huge fan of his) but an indication of how much has changed in the pas
Don’t apologize, Noah Galvin: Let’s applaud celebrities who dare to speak their mind, not tear them down
Salon.com / Posted 16 days ago
I’m not a huge fan of his) but an indication of how much has changed in the past three decades. The late film critic Roger Ebert noted this shift in a 2009 column where he wrote that film actors, even the most intelligent and fascinating of... Read more
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Salon.com
Ferris Bueller’s missing soundtrack: Why we shouldn’t mourn what we never hadand hilarious discourse on the film being “secretly terrifying” notwithstanding
Ferris Bueller’s missing soundtrack: Why we shouldn’t mourn what we never had
Salon.com / Posted 18 days ago
and hilarious discourse on the film being “secretly terrifying” notwithstanding, the movie’s initial review from late Roger Ebert seems to have held up: “One of the most innocent movies in a long time.” And yet any memory of Ferris Bueller,... Read more
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Deseret News
Decades of video-game-to-movie adaptations have left critics, viewers underwhelmedgames offer a 1:1 level of interactivity. You are directly controlling the even
Decades of video-game-to-movie adaptations have left critics, viewers underwhelmed
Deseret News / Posted 19 days ago
games offer a 1:1 level of interactivity. You are directly controlling the events that happen on screen." Movie critic Roger Ebert wrote in a review about a video game adaptation, "The movie has been 'inspired by' the famous video game. No, I... Read more
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Daily Mail
Mel Gibson finally working on a sequel to The Passion Of The ChristRidge. The actor's spokesman declined to comment on the project. The original
Mel Gibson finally working on a sequel to The Passion Of The Christ
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
Ridge. The actor's spokesman declined to comment on the project. The original film split reviewers, with the likes of Roger Ebert hailing it as an artistic triumph, while other labelled it a snuff film, and criticised how it portayed Jewish... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
What are New Zealand's top five grossing local films of all time?locally made film in two decades. Variety described it as "like a geriatric Ro
What are New Zealand's top five grossing local films of all time?
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 20 days ago
locally made film in two decades. Variety described it as "like a geriatric Rocky on wheels," while noted film critic Roger Ebert praised Anthony Hopkins' performance as one of the most endearing of his career. The film sold to 126 countries,... Read more
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CNET
La tecnología detrás de 'Finding Dory', la nueva cinta de Pixar2003, dejó boquiabiertos a más de un crítico por su hermosa representación del
La tecnología detrás de 'Finding Dory', la nueva cinta de Pixar
CNET / Posted 21 days ago
2003, dejó boquiabiertos a más de un crítico por su hermosa representación del mundo debajo del océano. El famoso crítico Roger Ebert se mostró tan impresionado que escribió: "Quería sentarme en la primera fila y dejar que las imágenes empaparan... Read more
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CNET
How 'Finding Dory' spawned a super-realistic, 'squishy' octopusWhen Pixar's "Finding Nemo" was released in 2003, critic Roger Ebert was so imp
How 'Finding Dory' spawned a super-realistic, 'squishy' octopus
CNET / Posted 21 days ago
When Pixar's "Finding Nemo" was released in 2003, critic Roger Ebert was so impressed with the immersive underwater world on screen that he wrote: "I wanted to sit in the front row and let the images wash out to the edges of my field of... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Rewind: The sequel that tarnished Ghostbusters' legacytime. Last year, eight of the top 10 money-getters were sequels. “This is a de
Rewind: The sequel that tarnished Ghostbusters' legacy
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 23 days ago
time. Last year, eight of the top 10 money-getters were sequels. “This is a demonstration of the bankruptcy of sequels,” Roger Ebert thundered at the time. “No thought went into it. No effort went into it. “If you’re going to make a sequel, you... Read more
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Junkee
Review: 'Queen Of The Desert' Isn't Just Offensive Cliche, It Fails The Real Woman It's About“Carry bolt cutters everywhere”, “thwart institutional cowardice” and “take rev
Review: 'Queen Of The Desert' Isn't Just Offensive Cliche, It Fails The Real Woman It's About
Junkee / Posted 23 days ago
“Carry bolt cutters everywhere”, “thwart institutional cowardice” and “take revenge if need be”. Legendary film critic Roger Ebert once said of Herzog: “he has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for pragmatic... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Muhammad Ali was the subject of many films and star of a fewhim. Smith plays Ali as he defied the draft, converted to Islam and fought Joe
Muhammad Ali was the subject of many films and star of a few
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 24 days ago
him. Smith plays Ali as he defied the draft, converted to Islam and fought Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film two stars and said it was a, "long, flat, curiously muted film about the heavyweight... Read more
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New York Magazine
Muhammad Ali's Life in Poetry, Activism, and Trash Talkthis sentiment, never expressing any regret over his boxing careeer, for the re
Muhammad Ali's Life in Poetry, Activism, and Trash Talk
New York Magazine / Posted 25 days ago
this sentiment, never expressing any regret over his boxing careeer, for the rest of this life. Speaking with film critic Roger Ebert in 1979, Ali also didn’t pull any punches about how he felt when Rocky defeated the black Apollo Creed — a... Read more
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Billboard
Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest' Boxing Legend, Dies at 7456-5 record and the title as the most recognizable person on Earth. “When I fl
Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest' Boxing Legend, Dies at 74
Billboard / Posted 25 days ago
56-5 record and the title as the most recognizable person on Earth. “When I fly on an airplane,” Ali once told film critic Roger Ebert, “I look out of the window and I think, ‘I am the only person that everyone down there knows about.’ ” Born in... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Muhammad Ali was the subject of many films and star of a fewhim. Smith plays Ali as he defied the draft, converted to Islam and fought Joe
Muhammad Ali was the subject of many films and star of a few
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 25 days ago
him. Smith plays Ali as he defied the draft, converted to Islam and fought Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film two stars and said it was a, "long, flat, curiously muted film about the heavyweight... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Muhammad Ali was the subject of many films and star of a fewAli as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe F
Muhammad Ali was the subject of many films and star of a few
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 25 days ago
Ali as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film two stars and said it was a, "long, flat, curiously muted film about the heavyweight... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Muhammad Ali was the subject of many films and star of a fewAli as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe F
Muhammad Ali was the subject of many films and star of a few
Local 10 Miami / Posted 25 days ago
Ali as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film two stars and said it was a, "long, flat, curiously muted film about the heavyweight... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to FilmsAli as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe F
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to Films
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 25 days ago
Ali as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film two stars and said it was a, "long, flat, curiously muted film about the heavyweight... Read more
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NBC New York
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to FilmsAli as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe F
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to Films
NBC New York / Posted 25 days ago
Ali as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film two stars and said it was a, "long, flat, curiously muted film about the heavyweight... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to FilmsAli as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe F
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to Films
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 25 days ago
Ali as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film two stars and said it was a, "long, flat, curiously muted film about the heavyweight... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to FilmsAli as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe F
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to Films
NBC Chicago / Posted 25 days ago
Ali as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film two stars and said it was a, "long, flat, curiously muted film about the heavyweight... Read more
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NBC Washington
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to FilmsAli as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe F
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to Films
NBC Washington / Posted 25 days ago
Ali as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film two stars and said it was a, "long, flat, curiously muted film about the heavyweight... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to FilmsAli as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe F
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to Films
NBC Bay Area / Posted 25 days ago
Ali as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film two stars and said it was a, "long, flat, curiously muted film about the heavyweight... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to FilmsAli as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe F
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to Films
NBC San Diego / Posted 25 days ago
Ali as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film two stars and said it was a, "long, flat, curiously muted film about the heavyweight... Read more
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Island Packet
Muhammad Ali was the subject of many films and star of a fewAli as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe F
Muhammad Ali was the subject of many films and star of a few
Island Packet / Posted 25 days ago
Ali as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film two stars and said it was a, "long, flat, curiously muted film about the heavyweight... Read more
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NBC Miami
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to FilmsAli as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe F
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to Films
NBC Miami / Posted 25 days ago
Ali as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film two stars and said it was a, "long, flat, curiously muted film about the heavyweight... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to FilmsAli as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe F
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to Films
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 25 days ago
Ali as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film two stars and said it was a, "long, flat, curiously muted film about the heavyweight... Read more
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NBC Connecticut
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to FilmsAli as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe F
Muhammad Ali's Power Carried Him to Films
NBC Connecticut / Posted 25 days ago
Ali as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film two stars and said it was a, "long, flat, curiously muted film about the heavyweight... Read more
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Salon.com
Muhammad Ali was the subject of many films and star of a fewAli as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe F
Muhammad Ali was the subject of many films and star of a few
Salon.com / Posted 25 days ago
Ali as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film two stars and said it was a, “long, flat, curiously muted film about the heavyweight... Read more
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ABC News
Muhammad Ali Was the Subject of Many Films and Star of a FewAli as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe F
Muhammad Ali Was the Subject of Many Films and Star of a Few
ABC News / Posted 25 days ago
Ali as he defied the draft, converts to Islam and his epic fights against Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film two stars and said it was a, "long, flat, curiously muted film about the heavyweight... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Muhammad Ali Dead: 'The Greatest' Was 7456-5 record and the title as the most recognizable person on Earth. “When I fl
Muhammad Ali Dead: 'The Greatest' Was 74
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 25 days ago
56-5 record and the title as the most recognizable person on Earth. “When I fly on an airplane,” Ali once told film critic Roger Ebert, “I look out of the window and I think, ‘I am the only person that everyone down there knows about.’ ” Born in... Read more
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Salon.com
Killing with kindness: “Lady Dynamite” and “Kimmy Schmidt” prove nice women can be funny and complex, tooand critics alike, and Mavis Gary in “Young Adult,” whose cruel behavior was de
Killing with kindness: “Lady Dynamite” and “Kimmy Schmidt” prove nice women can be funny and complex, too
Salon.com / Posted 25 days ago
and critics alike, and Mavis Gary in “Young Adult,” whose cruel behavior was described as a product of alcoholism by Roger Ebert). In contrast, “Lady Dynamite” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” do something much more subversive; they remind us... Read more
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The Seattle Times
At the 5th Avenue Theatre, a fresh look at ‘Paint Your Wagon’Baker City, Ore., did good box office. But it lost money (the mining-camp set a
At the 5th Avenue Theatre, a fresh look at ‘Paint Your Wagon’
The Seattle Times / Posted 26 days ago
Baker City, Ore., did good box office. But it lost money (the mining-camp set alone cost $10 million). And critics like Roger Ebert savaged the movie. (He called it “a big, heavy lump.”) In recent years, Armstrong and 5th Avenue music... Read more
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The Valley Chronicle
Doghouse hosts graduating seniors one last timewith family and saying goodbye to classmates. At theme park grad nights, you ha
Doghouse hosts graduating seniors one last time
The Valley Chronicle / Posted 27 days ago
with family and saying goodbye to classmates. At theme park grad nights, you have other schools there to get mixed up in. If Roger Ebert were still alive to see what went into this 'Dinner and a Movie' night, he'd likely give it two... Read more
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