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    Ebertfest Announces Dates for 2020

    Read the Press Release: CHAMPAIGN, ILL – April 17, 2019 —Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert and also known as ‘Ebertfest,” announced today that the 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival will take place April 15-18, 2020 at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, IL with related talks and panel discussions to be held at the […] More

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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 tells the tale of how filmmaker Russ Meyer and film critic Roger Ebert got together to make Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. None other than […] More

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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 simultaneously), this is only the beginning of a long weekend. And as with all long weekends, you will want to escape the heat, the rain and/or the exhaustive boredom of the “holiday.” Some […] More

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    Chaz Ebert and Steve James talk about ‘Life Itself’

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWithout 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 […] More

  • 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 cinema lover jumped at the opportunity.  Ebert, as well as his wife Chaz, inspired millions with their love, story, and the simplicity of living life with films […] More

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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 seen in years (and perhaps the best film I’ve seen this year so far just in general), it’s heartbreaking and life affirming in equal […] More

  • 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 Ebert. Today, it’s being reported that Magnolia Pictures has beaten out competitors like Oscilloscope Laboratories and The Weinstein Company and picked up the theatrical rights […] More

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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 that the Oscar race has officially begun with Rush and Enough Said hitting theaters. The race doesn’t begin when bloggers and critics see the films, according to […] More

  • Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 45: Circuit Madness Finals, Roger Ebert, and Potential 2014 Director Nominees Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:58 — 97.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThe 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 […] More

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