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Interview: Steve James Talks “Life Itself” and Elusive Best Doc Nomination

Filmmaker Steve James describes what Roger Ebert and a Best Documentary nomination would mean to him

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Will Ferrell could play Russ Meyer for Edgar Wright?

Now this could be an intriguing film if it winds up getting made at all. Apparently there’s a project making the rounds called Russ & Roger Go Beyond, which...

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Community Reactions: What are you seeing this 4th of July holiday weekend?

Happy 4th of July, everybody! Whether you’re prepping for tonight’s fireworks or in the midst of today’s drinking (but hopefully not both...

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Chaz Ebert and Steve James talk about ‘Life Itself’

Without question, Life Itself is my favorite film of the year so far. As such, I was thrilled to be able to take part in the recent press day for the flick about the...

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Life Itself (★★★★)

Roger Ebert meant so much to the entire film community and when it was announced that there would be a documentary about his life and struggle after cancer, nearly every...

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Watch the Trailer for the Roger Ebert documentary ‘Life Itself’

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to see the documentary Life Itself about the late Roger Ebert and it’s a work of art folks. One of the best docs I’ve...

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New Poster for ‘Life Itself’ puts Roger Ebert front and center

Maybe I’m too close to the material, being as I’m one of the countless who were inspired by the life and the work of the late film critic Roger Ebert, but...

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Magnolia Acquires the Roger Ebert documentary ‘Life Itself’

Apparently a little bit of a bidding war had broken out recently for the Steve James documentary Life Itself, which of course is about the beloved late film critic Roger...

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Around the Circuit: September 22 – September 28

  Link(s) of the week: There are many great Oscar bloggers out there, but for my money, the very best is Grantland’s Mark Harris. This week, Harris declared...

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 45: Circuit Madness Finals, Roger Ebert, and Potential 2014 Director Nominees

The Awards Circuit Power Hour team is back this week with a fun-filled agenda.  We start the podcast on a somber note and speak about the passing of the film...

RIP Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

“So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I’ll see you at the movies.” – Roger Ebert, 4/2/13 A film...

Ebertfest Starts Today!

Originally called Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival, Ebertfest is a yearly festival that does the unique thing of looking back, not forward. Instead of having...

Roger Ebert’s Top 20 Films of 2011

Roger Ebert is a legend in the world of film critics.  I don’t know of anyone in the field (myself included) who doesn’t consider him some sort of an...