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  • Review: 'Life Itself' opens in Chicago ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Life Itself' opens in Chicago ★★&#9733 1/2
    The fine, fond Roger Ebert documentary "Life Itself" is finally in a theater in Chicago, Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, starting opening in limited release Friday. It's also available from July 4 onward on iTunes and various video-on-demand formats. On July 11, the film opens in Highland Park. We all have our preferences, but a traditional movie house really is the best place to embrace director Steve James' internationally beloved subject. Ebert's mellifluous intellect and opinions drove so much curiosity, so much traffic, over so many maniacally prolific decades of writing and broadcast work, to so many big screens.
  • 25 years of summer movie hits

    25 years of summer movie hits
    No other film released 25 years ago, and few made since, captured the crosscurrents of a single neighborhood on a sweltering summer day in late 20th-century America the way Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" did. Lee's brash masterwork still plays like...

    Chaz Ebert's mission goes on

    Chaz Ebert's mission goes on
    Roger Ebert has been gone for nine months and doesn't appear to have slowed down much. His website, RogerEbert.com, is growing its readership, reports his wife of 20 years, Chaz Ebert, while it employs dozens of film critics and writers, mostly as...

    Ebertfest: Poignant tribute to late founder

    Ebertfest: Poignant tribute to late founder
    CHAMPAIGN — Film festivals — festivals themselves, let alone films — are rarely as poignant as the one unfolding right now in this college town. The 15th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival began Wednesday without its founder, who...

    Tilda Swinton leads a dance party in Roger Ebert's honor at Ebertfest

     
    At the 2013 Ebertfest, actress Tilda Swinton led the festival's audience in a dance-along to a Barry White song, honoring the late Roger Ebert.