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  • 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.
  • 'Munger Road' sequel foiled by financing snags

     'Munger Road' sequel foiled by financing snags
    Forget “Who done it?” The real mystery surrounding the sequel to the indie horror flick “Munger Road” — which revolved around a killer on the loose in the St. Charles area and ended with one of more abrupt cliffhangers you&...

    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-...

    Chicago Film Archives returns to blue-collar Lincoln Park

    Chicago Film Archives returns to blue-collar Lincoln Park
    Midway through the 1974 documentary "Now We Live on Clifton," which captures the early gentrification of Lincoln Park, a group of boys fling themselves off the roof of a house onto a flimsy mattress down below. The diversion has "broken ankle" written all...

    Dennis Farina in 'Authors Anonymous,' one of his final films

    Dennis Farina in 'Authors Anonymous,' one of his final films
    The 86th Academy Awards were presented on March 2, and if you were among the estimated 43.7 million people watching the event on television you heard Jared Leto give an emotional speech accepting his best supporting actor Oscar and listened to John...