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  • Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★★ 1/2

    Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★&#9733 1/2
    The documentary "Life Itself," directed by Steve James of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" and based on the late Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir, could have settled for well-meaning hagiography or a feature-length pitch for sainthood. Many of Ebert's far-...
  • Urban Prep's Harry Potter benefit conjures surprise guest

    Urban Prep's Harry Potter benefit conjures surprise guest
    The advance screening of the latest Harry Potter film benefitted Urban Prep Academies and was a sellout at Imax Navy Pier Theatre. As 450 excited fans poured in, many in costume as wizards, Urban Prep founder Tim King was there in his official capacity as...
  • 'Life Itself': Ebert autobiography a charming remembrance

    'Life Itself': Ebert autobiography a charming remembrance
    In his easygoing, candid and altogether charming autobiography, or, as he calls it, "Life Itself: A Memoir," Roger Ebert fails to mention me: The nights he and I had many drinks on the porch of his house on Dickens Street and elsewhere, the favorable in-...
  • Stars turn out for Chicago Film Critics Awards

    Stars turn out  for Chicago Film Critics Awards
    The Chicago Film Critics Awards returned to the Broadway Playhouse at the Water Tower Jan. 7. This salute to Hollywood's best included Comedy Awards, conceived by Sharee Pemberton who produced the show along with film critic and Chicago Film Critics...
  • Media roundup: What they're saying about the Ravens

    Media roundup: What they're saying about the Ravens
    • FoxSports.com's Greg Couch believes the Ravens squandered the final opportunity to win a Super Bowl for aging defenders Ed Reed and Ray Lewis. Joe Flacco should be a star quarterback now. The defense of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed should be in the Super...
  • Local media perform at Newsapalooza

    Local media perform at Newsapalooza
    Local media personalities were the stars of the show for Newsapalooza, a benefit held Nov. 10 at Park West. More than 500 guests attended this third annual variety show that featured Grammy winner and Chicago native Richard Marx, who served as the musical...
  • Roger Ebert dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic

    Roger Ebert dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic
    Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic whose gladiatorial "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" assessments turned film reviewing into a television sport and whose passion for independent film helped introduce a new generation of filmmakers to...
  • Farewell to a generous colleague and friend

    Farewell to a generous colleague and friend
    Roger Ebert died Thursday, April 4, 2013. A lousy day. I rue it. But I will always remember Roger’s kindness and his eloquence. I’m not alone there. The loss is instantaneous, the absence crushing. Chicago’s own journalist, film...
  • Roger Ebert career highlights, on page and screen

    Roger Ebert career highlights, on page and screen
    Roger Ebert's passing Thursday at age 70 leaves behind a staggering body of work: He reviewed as many as 285 movies a year, spent decades as a fixture on TV and published 17 books. Following are but a few highlights from his prolific career. Ebert began...
  • Roger Ebert's funeral: 'He had a heart big enough to love all'

    Roger Ebert's funeral: 'He had a heart big enough to love all'
    Roger Ebert was celebrated Monday as a film critic, newspaperman, social-justice soldier, husband, father, grandfather and champion of artists and imagination, but the great cross-section of mourners at his Holy Name Cathedral funeral spoke to a quality...
  • Roger Ebert’s memoir, ‘Life Itself’

     
    This book dropped on my desk Friday and I almost recoiled. A Roger Ebert memoir? What can you say about it? If it's trite, self-serving, and/or badly-written, who wants to beat up on the sick man? If it's great, who'll believe you? You're taking pity on...