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    Toronto to Open with Film Tribute to Roger Ebert

    This year's TIFF, which kicks off September 5, will open Thursday night with a film tribute to Roger Ebert (1942-2013). Toronto credits Ebert's presigious attendance in helping the festival grow from "a bootstrap operation to the unofficial opener to Academy Awards season."

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    Watch: Steven Spielberg, George Lucas & Martin Scorsese Talk The Future Of Movies In 1990 'Siskel & Ebert' Special

    Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, who spent a good decade or so amiably switching around the top two places on everybody's “Most Vastly Powerful Person In Hollywood” list, have been back in the news recently musing on the state of the industry now and in the future: a now and a future that they fee...

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    Critics on Parade in Seattle: Curating, Writing Long vs. Short and Inviting Snark

    At the recent Seattle Film Festival, Eric Kohn of Indiewire (@erickohn) moderated a panel discussion of the current state of film criticism and coverage today. I joined Seattle critics Robert Horton (@citizenhorton), Sean Axmaker (@seanaxmaker), Keith Simanton of IMDb (@IMDbKeith) and Lindy West of ...

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    Celebrate Roger Ebert's Birthday With Some Vintage 'Siskel & Ebert' Clips

    The late critic would have been 71 years old today.

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    A Young Roger Ebert's Letter to the Editor of 'Amazing Stories'

    Here's a cool discovery. Ian Schoenherr runs a blog called John Schoenherr devoted to the work of his father, who was an award-winning illustrator for science fiction magazines and children's books. In a new blog post, the younger Schoenherr tracks down an issue of the sci-fi pulp Amazing Stories th...

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    Sundance and Indiewire Announce Roger Ebert Scholarship For Film Criticism

    At tonight's Celebrate Sundance Institute benefit in Los Angeles, where late film critic Roger Ebert was honored with a Vanguard Leadership Award in Memoriam, the Sundance Film Festival announced the creation of the Roger Ebert Scholarship For Film Criticism. The program, which will begin at the 201...

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    Matt Zoller Seitz Named New Editor of RogerEbert.com

    The Vulture TV critic will edit and contribute reviews to the late film critic's website.

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    Matt Zoller Seitz Named Editor-in-Chief of Redesigned RogerEbert.com

    Pulitzer-nominated film and TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz has been named the new editor-in-chief of the redesigned RogerEbert.com. Chaz Ebert, publisher at the website, states that "Matt brings his own loyal followers and fans to help build on Roger's enduring legacy."

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    A 500 Thumb Salute to Roger Ebert at Cannes

    A 500 Thumb Salute to Roger Ebert at Cannes

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    From the Wire: Lars Ulrich, Roger Ebert Fan

    Plus more lovely words from Chaz Ebert to her late husband Roger from the Cannes Film Festival.

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