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The State of the Race: The Ghost of Roger Ebert, The Future of Film

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Roger Ebert silently presides over these proceedings here at Cannes. He’s long gone from this physical world but his legacy steadfastly endures — especially this year, partly due to the documentary of his biography “Life Itself,” playing to rapturous reviews here at Cannes, and partly from the presence of Ebert’s wife Chaz, a vital force for film criticism here at Cannes, and online as she continues to run the website,…

For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism

For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism

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For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism “is the first documentary to dramatize the rich saga of American movie reviewing.” Offering an insiders view of the critics profession, For the Love of Movies screened a couple of weeks ago at the 10th Annual DeadCenter Film Festival in Oklahoma City. Earlier this year Brandeis Film Professor Thomas Doherty Film scholar and professor Thomas Doherty wrote about this…