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  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    ALAN PARTRIDGE 2 1/2 stars. Steve Coogan imports his long-running stock comic character to the U.S. Partridge, a small-town British DJ, is a vainglorious twit. In this thin feature he gets caught up in a siege at his station that goes on far, far too long. 1 hr. 30 R (profanity, violence, nudity) David Hiltbrand
  • Roger Ebert movie: The lessons of 'Life Itself'

    Roger Ebert movie: The lessons of 'Life Itself'
    At first, Steve James was not intimidated at the prospect of directing the documentary film version of Roger Ebert's memoirs. The two men had a cordial professional relationship for 20 years, dating back to when Ebert helped launch James' career with...

    Roger Ebert documentary as engaging as the man himself

    How fitting that America's most important movie critic has become the subject of a fine movie himself. Roger Ebert was a great populist he would watch and engage with mainstream fare that highbrows dismissed out of hand and a superb popularizer,...

    Reel Critics: A little McCarthy goes a long way

    The oversized comedy of Melissa McCarthy is best served as a side dish in a cinematic meal. "Bridesmaids" had just the right amount of her unfettered antics. That film's recipe called for her to share the spotlight with several other women. But now...

    Roger Ebert doc 'Life Itself' deserves a thumbs up

    Roger Ebert doc 'Life Itself' deserves a thumbs up
    Critics review films, sometimes they even appear in films, but films are not made about them. Roger Ebert, however, did things his own way, and "Life Itself," a fine and moving new documentary that tells his story, shows us how and why he stood out....