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What we know about life: it lasts mere seconds by any measure. What we know about Roger Ebert: No one knew this better than he did. Ah, the horror and the beauty of this fleeting life. Time goes by too ...
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Sasha first posted an except from Roger Ebert’s memoir in July 2011. In 2012 I posted news that it would become the basis for a film — featuring tweets from Ebert himself. Glad to have shared this journey with Mr. ...

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Ben Affleck will always be tied to Ebert for all eternity. Argo was the last number one movie ever named by Ebert, predicted to win the Oscar (rightly) by Ebert, and To the Wonder was the last movie reviewed by ...

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How fitting for a man who so embraced technology and social media.
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A fitting film to end a 46 year-long career with. For fifteen years I have been reporting on Ebert’s reviews on this site. I realize now this will be the last time I ever do this, the last time I ...
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As a kid, Ava DuVernay had her picture taken with Roger Ebert. Years later, when her film I Will Follow came out, and Ebert reviewed it, she sent him this photo. The story here.

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    Faced with painful news I have a really bad tendency to fog my thoughts with mindless distractions. I wander off till the immediate distress stops stabbing my heart. It’s a defense mechanism that keeps me from losing it ...
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Source: Ray Pride And here are some of his New Yorker cartoons captions – the winning entry, pictured above.  More submissions after the cut.
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The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Roger Ebert has passed on.  The cancer had returned, was the last thing we heard from him. He wrote a final blog post that said he’d planned to keep fighting. But the cancer ...

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Earlier this month, I sustained a hairline fracture of my left hip… That’s the bad news. The worse news is that medications have impaired my ability to write. Because there is curiosity about my list, I present this very abbreviated ...

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Ebert tweets the big news himself. “Whoa! My memoir has been optioned for a doc by Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”) and Steven Zaillian, with Martin Scorsese as exec producer.” In 1994, Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel placed Steve James documentary ...

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Ebert has put both his predictions (thanks Ryan) and his Outguess Ebert contest online. ¬†I think there are more than a few smarty pants Oscar watchers out there who could make this a fair fight (“not unless we get out ...
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Ebert is someone who knows a thing or two about life and death. It isn’t just his own experience with cancer that gives him this depth; it is also his natural curiosity and profound intellect.¬† While others can sometimes rely ...
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No one else but Ebert would do something this cool. Because it’s PBS, he doesn’t have to go the traditional route of “two white guys,” he can change it up and hire those who do the job well. This will ...

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Roger Ebert outlines 9 reasons why he hates 3D in Newsweek. Here’s an abbreviated rundown: …many directors, editors, and cinematographers agree with me about the shortcomings of 3-D. So do many movie lovers‚Äîeven executives who feel stampeded by another Hollywood ...

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Ebert tweets: 3-D is a distracting, annoying, anti-realistic, juvenile abomination to use as an excuse for higher prices. The Gadgetron column of the Tuscaloosa News quotes Ebert’s views on the use of 3D in How to Train Your Dragon: Note: ...

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Recently, I kicked up the tinyest bit of fuss on the internets about the word “critic” used to describe what was a mix of a lot of different types of writers on a Toronto film poll. Many took that to ...

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Thanks to limeymcfrog for tipping us to Roger Ebert’s 4-star review for Tilda Swinton in Julia, a movie that had completely slipped past our radar. Tilda Swinton is fearless. She‚Äôll take on any role without her ego, paycheck, vanity or ...

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Fox newsclown Billo Reilly recently named The Chicago Sun-Times to his “Hall of Shame,” a list of media outlets that “have regularly helped distribute defamatory, false or non-newsworthy information supplied by far left websites,” and recommendis a ban by readers ...

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