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Life Itself: Trailer released for Steve James’s Roger Ebert film

The official trailer for “Life Itself,” the documentary film recounting the life story of one of the world’s most powerful movie critics, is now available (see video, above).

Critics pick 'Inside Llewyn Davis' as best film

The National Society of Film Critics threw a curve ball into award season banter when they named "Inside Llewyn Davis" as their top film.

Hometown of Roger Ebert to raise money for statue

Champaign - Organizers from late film critic Roger Ebert's hometown of Champaign, Ill., revealed plans on Tuesday September 11 to try and raise $125,000 to build a life-size bronze statue him.

Tilda Swinton in 1,500 people dance-along to honor Roger Ebert

Champaign - To the tune of Barry White's “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything”, Tilda Swinton jumped into the audience in Virginia Theater, Champaign, Il and inspired them to get up and dance in honor of the late Roger Ebert. Includes video of the event.

Roger Ebert film festival will continue; reactions noted, too

Chicago - It is only fitting that a film festival that bears Roger Ebert's name will continue. It was announced today (April 5) that Ebertfest will indeed go on later this month.

RIP Roger Ebert loses his battle with cancer

Chicago - After battling with cancer since 2002 and announcing on a blog post on Tuesday that he would be taking time out as his cancer had returned, renowned film critic and reviewer Roger Ebert loses his fight against the disease.

Roger Ebert dead at 70 after tough battle with cancer

Chicago - One of the most famous film critics has died. Roger Ebert, a former television host and longtime Chicago newspaper columnist, has died at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer.

Op-Ed: Paul Thomas Anderson continues his streak of compelling film art

Could Paul Thomas Anderson be the most gifted and talented American filmmaker of our generation? No, I'm totally serious. Could he be?

Roger Ebert reviews 'Life Itself', movies during book signing Special

Toronto - World renowned film critic Roger Ebert is in Toronto this week for a signing of his latest book "Life Itself: A Memoir." The man best known for his thumbs up and thumbs down routine also caught some films at the 36th annual Toronto film festival.

Westboro Church plans funeral picket of Jackass star Ryan Dunn

West Chester - Westboro Baptist Church has announced another controversial funeral protest, this time planned for the funeral of Jackass star Ryan Dunn who died in a fiery car crash Monday. Police reports say Dunn's blood alcohol content was double the legal limit.

Roger Ebert tweets controversial Jackass message, Dunn fans react

Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times film critic Robert Ebert has taken to Twittter again with a controversial message following the death of actor Ryan Dunn. Ebert tweeted "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive," referring to Dunn's deadly car accident yesterday.

Roger Ebert stirs racial tension with Huck Finn 'N word' tweet

Chicago - Film critic Roger Ebert shocked and angered many of his 300,000 followers on Twitter when talking about the latest version of Huck Finn and censorship. His choice to use the 'N word' in his tweet incited criticism from the blogosphere.
 

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American film critic Roger Ebert at booksigning of  Life Itself.
American film critic Roger Ebert at booksigning of "Life Itself."
American film critic Roger Ebert at booksigning of  Life Itself.
American film critic Roger Ebert at booksigning of "Life Itself."
American film critic Roger Ebert at booksigning of  Life Itself.
American film critic Roger Ebert at booksigning of "Life Itself."
Tilda Swinton s Ebertfest 2013 Dance-Along
Tilda Swinton's Ebertfest 2013 Dance-Along
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American film critic Roger Ebert at booksigning of  Life Itself.
American film critic Roger Ebert at booksigning of "Life Itself."
Tilda Swinton s Ebertfest 2013 Dance-Along
Tilda Swinton's Ebertfest 2013 Dance-Along
YouTube
Roger Ebert 2014 (screenshot from Life Itself)
Roger Ebert 2014 (screenshot from Life Itself)
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American film critic Roger Ebert at booksigning of  Life Itself.
American film critic Roger Ebert at booksigning of "Life Itself."
His style cannot be matched.
His style cannot be matched.
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American film critic Roger Ebert at booksigning of  Life Itself.
American film critic Roger Ebert at booksigning of "Life Itself."
Film Critic Roger Ebert
Film Critic Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert and wife Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert during the 14th Annual Webby Awards.
Roger Ebert and wife Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert during the 14th Annual Webby Awards.
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