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Chicago Tribune
Argentinian adoption drama wins top prize at Chicago Film Festthe new directors slate, Iranian director Vahid Jalilvand won for “No Date, No
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
the new directors slate, Iranian director Vahid Jalilvand won for “No Date, No Signature.” The festival’s annual Roger Ebert Award for emerging filmmakers went to Colombian director Laura Mora (“Killing Jesus”). And in the Chicago award... Read more
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Ball State Daily News
Heartland Film Festival: Roger Ebert’s legacy is brilliantly told in ‘Life Itself’James’ 2014 documentary Life Itself. Detailing the life of one of America’s mos
Ball State Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
James’ 2014 documentary Life Itself. Detailing the life of one of America’s most influential and prominent film critics, Roger Ebert, Life Itself is an emotionally impactful, beautifully crafted look at Roger’s career. For this special screening... Read more
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The Southampton Press & The East Hampton Press
East Hampton's Famed Grey Gardens Sells - East Hampton Villageshipping tycoon made for a jaw-dropping spectacle. The Maysles brothers were sm
The Southampton Press & The East Hampton Press / Posted 3 days ago
shipping tycoon made for a jaw-dropping spectacle. The Maysles brothers were smart enough to let the story tell itself. Roger Ebert wrote that the film was “one of the most haunting documentaries in a long time.” Two years after Big Edie died,... Read more
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/Film
Adam Sandler is a Good Actor...But Does He Know That?What is it that’s so appealing about him to so many people? I think he’s this g
/Film / Posted 5 days ago
What is it that’s so appealing about him to so many people? I think he’s this great communicator,” the auteur once told Roger Ebert. But of course, Anderson’s take on an Adam Sandler film features the comic as Barry Egan, an introvert with a... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
UI launches $2.25 billion fundraising effort with festival of performance, innovationmedals at the last three Paralympic games — drew a standing ovation from the cr
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
medals at the last three Paralympic games — drew a standing ovation from the crowd. Also drawing applause were images of Roger Ebert, the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize; Professor Nick Holonyak, inventor of the first visible... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
A lost city and the Old Town Ale House in new tales from Chicago explorersmost vulnerable feeling.” Reviews have yet to appear for Elliott’s book, thoug
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
most vulnerable feeling.” Reviews have yet to appear for Elliott’s book, though it does carry a jacket quote from the late Roger Ebert, who calls the author “a born story teller.” He is, and his stories have become sharper and livelier than in his... Read more
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The Hill
The debt limit is the nation's appendix — get rid of it"Crazy People," the 88th-best grossing movie of 1990, features Dudley Moore as,
The Hill / Posted 10 days ago
"Crazy People," the 88th-best grossing movie of 1990, features Dudley Moore as, in the words of Roger Ebert, “a demented and crazed advertising genius who gets fed up with the hypocrisy of routine advertising and creates his own campaigns — campaigns... Read more
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St. Catharines Standard
FILM HOUSE: Lucky to have Harry Dean Stantonextension, Wild at Heart, and he’s hand-picked by Sam Shepard for a rare leadin
St. Catharines Standard / Posted 13 days ago
extension, Wild at Heart, and he’s hand-picked by Sam Shepard for a rare leading role in the acclaimed Paris, Texas. As Roger Ebert famously claimed, any movie with Stanton in it can’t be all bad. Stanton was an icon of American cool, breaking... Read more
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Niagara Falls Review
FILM HOUSE: Lucky to have Harry Dean Stantonextension, Wild at Heart, and he’s hand-picked by Sam Shepard for a rare leadin
Niagara Falls Review / Posted 13 days ago
extension, Wild at Heart, and he’s hand-picked by Sam Shepard for a rare leading role in the acclaimed Paris, Texas. As Roger Ebert famously claimed, any movie with Stanton in it can’t be all bad. Stanton was an icon of American cool, breaking... Read more
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Welland Tribune
FILM HOUSE: Lucky to have Harry Dean Stantonextension, Wild at Heart, and he’s hand-picked by Sam Shepard for a rare leadin
Welland Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
extension, Wild at Heart, and he’s hand-picked by Sam Shepard for a rare leading role in the acclaimed Paris, Texas. As Roger Ebert famously claimed, any movie with Stanton in it can’t be all bad. Stanton was an icon of American cool, breaking... Read more
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Herald Sun
Arnie tricked Sly into starring in dodgy movieweek later, I heard about it, ‘Sly is signing now to do this movie.’ And I said
Herald Sun / Posted 13 days ago
week later, I heard about it, ‘Sly is signing now to do this movie.’ And I said, ‘YES!’” The movie was a flop. Film critic Roger Ebert wrote at the time: “Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot is one of those movies so dimwitted, so utterly lacking in even... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Arnie tricked Sly into starring in dodgy movieweek later, I heard about it, ‘Sly is signing now to do this movie.’ And I said
The Courier Mail / Posted 13 days ago
week later, I heard about it, ‘Sly is signing now to do this movie.’ And I said, ‘YES!’” The movie was a flop. Film critic Roger Ebert wrote at the time: “Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot is one of those movies so dimwitted, so utterly lacking in even... Read more
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E! Online
Is Blade Runner 2049 One of Harrison Ford's Best Films?thought Ridley Scott's original was a genre masterpiece, you'll find much to ap
E! Online / Posted 16 days ago
thought Ridley Scott's original was a genre masterpiece, you'll find much to appreciate here. But if you're like me (and Roger Ebert, for what it's worth) and think the first film offers a barebones story and paper-thin characters, you'll be... Read more
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Daily Mail
Guy Pearce turns 50: A look back at his defining momentsto cast two relatively unknown Australian actors - Guy and Russell Crowe - in 1
Daily Mail / Posted 18 days ago
to cast two relatively unknown Australian actors - Guy and Russell Crowe - in 1997's L.A. Confidential. Film critic Roger Ebert was among those impressed by the performances, insisting their 'seductive, beautiful, cynical and twisted'... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
University of Illinois to receive Roger Ebert memorabiliaURBANA, Ill. — Movie-related memorabilia collected during late film critic Roge
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 19 days ago
URBANA, Ill. — Movie-related memorabilia collected during late film critic Roger Ebert's tenure at the Chicago Sun-Times will become part of a University of Illinois collection. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports there are over 50 file drawers... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
UI Archives to get trove of Roger Ebert filesCHAMPAIGN — A treasure trove of movie press kits and related memorabilia from R
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
CHAMPAIGN — A treasure trove of movie press kits and related memorabilia from Roger Ebert's days at the Chicago Sun-Times is headed to the University of Illinois Archives. More than 52 file drawers full of full of press releases, glossy photos,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Beware, David S. Pumpkins: How 'Saturday Night Live' ruins its best sketchesmaking a middling $30 million, critics shredded the film. On Rotten Tomatoes, i
Chicago Tribune / Posted 23 days ago
making a middling $30 million, critics shredded the film. On Rotten Tomatoes, it scored a dismal 11 percent fresh rating. Roger Ebert called it a "one-joke" movie in which "the characters are the joke." The movie "probably never had a shot at... Read more
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CNET
The 404 Show 1,596: It's the end of an era with Steve Guttenberg (for a long time. And I can write about that. That's all I have. And what causes
CNET / Posted 23 days ago
for a long time. And I can write about that. That's all I have. And what causes anyone to be an expert on anything? Like, Roger Ebert. Why was he an expert, right? Because Roger liked the movie didn't mean I'd like it or you'd like it. Exactly.... Read more
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CNET
The 404 Show 1,591: Sony keeps getting hacked, Black Mirror, will VR ever work? (make it happen. There's, there's a fine line though, dude. I, we were in an ele
CNET / Posted 23 days ago
make it happen. There's, there's a fine line though, dude. I, we were in an elevator, my dad and I in Las Vegas once with Roger Ebert. Right. We got in. It was just us three. We were going up to some floor. I think to our hotel room. My dad loved... Read more
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SaukValley.com
‘It’ zoomed past ‘The Exorcist’ as the biggest horror movie in history. Why?about Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” back in 1960; I consider “Psycho” an achievement fa
SaukValley.com / Posted 24 days ago
about Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” back in 1960; I consider “Psycho” an achievement far, far above and beyond “The Exorcist.”) Roger Ebert admired “The Exorcist,” though with reservations (it rose in his estimation with the passing years). From his... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
How Hugh Hefner became Hef: From sexually repressed childhood to Playboya documentary about his life, Hefner returned to 1922 N. New England Ave. with
Chicago Tribune / Posted 24 days ago
a documentary about his life, Hefner returned to 1922 N. New England Ave. with his brother and some friends to look around. Roger Ebert tagged along. "That was my bedroom window, right up there," Hefner said, standing in the front yard. They... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
How Hugh Hefner became Hef: From sexually repressed childhood to Playboya documentary about his life, Hefner returned to 1922 N. New England Ave. with
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 25 days ago
a documentary about his life, Hefner returned to 1922 N. New England Ave. with his brother and some friends to look around. Roger Ebert tagged along. "That was my bedroom window, right up there," Hefner said, standing in the front yard. They... Read more
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Hartford Courant
How Hugh Hefner became Hef: From sexually repressed childhood to Playboya documentary about his life, Hefner returned to 1922 N. New England Ave. with
Hartford Courant / Posted 25 days ago
a documentary about his life, Hefner returned to 1922 N. New England Ave. with his brother and some friends to look around. Roger Ebert tagged along. "That was my bedroom window, right up there," Hefner said, standing in the front yard. They... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
How Hugh Hefner became Hef: From sexually repressed childhood to Playboya documentary about his life, Hefner returned to 1922 N. New England Ave. with
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 25 days ago
a documentary about his life, Hefner returned to 1922 N. New England Ave. with his brother and some friends to look around. Roger Ebert tagged along. "That was my bedroom window, right up there," Hefner said, standing in the front yard. They... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
'It' zoomed past 'The Exorcist' as the biggest horror movie in history. Why?respectability, while it sold the opposite. Most people, critics included, wer
Chicago Tribune / Posted 26 days ago
respectability, while it sold the opposite. Most people, critics included, were too rattled by the shock effects to care. Roger Ebert admired “The Exorcist,” though with reservations (it rose in his estimation with the passing years). From his... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Why Netflix's 'thumbs up, thumbs down' ratings system is fundamentally flawed (NFLX)single movie or TV show review you'll find is rated on some kind of gradient or
Stamford Advocate / Posted 29 days ago
single movie or TV show review you'll find is rated on some kind of gradient or scale, a number between zero and 10. Even Roger Ebert, the inventor of giving movies "thumbs up" or "thumbs down," eventually rated movies from zero to four stars when... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Why Netflix's 'thumbs up, thumbs down' ratings system is fundamentally flawed (NFLX)single movie or TV show review you'll find is rated on some kind of gradient or
Connecticut Post / Posted 29 days ago
single movie or TV show review you'll find is rated on some kind of gradient or scale, a number between zero and 10. Even Roger Ebert, the inventor of giving movies "thumbs up" or "thumbs down," eventually rated movies from zero to four stars when... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
No trivial bullets: Shooting Herzogmaster filmmakers, a genuine giant of world cinema. Francois Truffaut called hi
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 29 days ago
master filmmakers, a genuine giant of world cinema. Francois Truffaut called him "the most important film director alive." Roger Ebert observed he "has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for pragmatic reasons, or... Read more

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