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Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

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    Missing Out on Ebertfest 2014? Stream Panels and Q&As Now

    For those of you missing out on late film critic Roger Ebert's namesake Illinois film festival this year, worry not, because Ebertfest is streaming panels and Q&As on YouTube.

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    Roger Ebert Doc "Life Itself" Heads to Cannes, With New Footage

    The late, legendary film critic will grace the Croisette one more time.

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    Watch: Vintage 'Siskel & Ebert' Special 'Dial H For Hitchcock'

    You'll want to make some time for this excellent "Siskel & Ebert" special from 1983, “Dial H for Hitchock,” in which the beloved and much-missed critical pair do their thing (after a few promos for their review of “The Big Chill”, for whatever reason). The show highlights an interesting bit of film ...

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    Watch: Vintage 'Siskel & Ebert' Special On The Magic Of Steven Spielberg

    Steven Spielberg—who has plenty of filmmaking years left in him—already has a number of honors he'll be remembered for. Of course there's the two Best Director Oscars he's already got on his fireplace mantle, the distinction of being the man who created the summer blockbuster thanks to "Jaws," and s...

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    Watch: 20-Minute 'Siskel & Ebert' Special On The Films & Career Of Stanley Kubrick

    This week saw a couple of notable cinematic anniversaries: March 31st marked fifty years from they day Stanley Kubrick first penned a letter to Arthur C. Clarke for a collaboration that would eventually yield "2001: A Space Odyssey," and on a sadder note, today marks one year since the death of Roge...

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    In Remembrance: Watch Vintage 30-Minute Interview With Roger Ebert About Film, Criticism & More

    It's still hard to believe, but one year ago today, film critic Roger Ebert passed away. The legacy he left behind could run paragraphs, but he was an institution in the medium, a passionate voice for the artistry of film and an eloquent, accessible voice that made cinema approachable for everybody....

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    RIP Roger Ebert, One Year Later

    The best way to remember Ebert's passing is to support the art he devoted his life to practicing and promoting.

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    WATCH: Remember Roger Ebert with This Moving Appreciation of His Writings on Werner Herzog

    Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of Roger Ebert's death and in memory of the late, great film critic who taught us all to love and appreciate film articulately, Fandor has put together a great video essay on Werner Herzog's "Aguirre: The Wrath of God" (1972), with snippets from Ebert's Great ...

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    Ebertfest 2014 Lineup Honors the Late Legendary Film Critic, Will Open with 'Life Itself'

    Sadly, this is the first year the late Roger Ebert won't be attending his very own Ebertfest. And so the folks at his namesake Illinois festival have put together a great lineup for this year's 16th annual edition, which will go down in Champaign-Urbana April 23-27. Chaz Ebert will return as emcee.

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    Watch: Roger Ebert's First 20-Minute Interview On 'Charlie Rose' In 1996

    "There was a thunder in Ebert's heart, and that was his love for movies, and he wanted to tell the world about films, both big ones and small," Chase Whale wrote in our Sundance Film Festival review of the upcoming documentary "Life Itself." And there's no doubt about that. Whether you agreed with h...

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