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  • Roger Ebert doc 'Life Itself' deserves a thumbs up

    Roger Ebert doc 'Life Itself' deserves a thumbs up
    Critics review films, sometimes they even appear in films, but films are not made about them. Roger Ebert, however, did things his own way, and "Life Itself," a fine and moving new documentary that tells his story, shows us how and why he stood out.
  • Review: 'Life Itself' opens in Chicago ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Life Itself' opens in Chicago ★★&#9733 1/2
    The fine, fond Roger Ebert documentary "Life Itself" is finally in a theater in Chicago, Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, starting opening in limited release Friday. It's also available from July 4 onward on iTunes and various video-on-demand formats. On...

    Review: 'Hateship Loveship' ★★★

    Review: 'Hateship Loveship' ★★&#9733
    A lot of performers who come out of comedy, sketch and improvisation would rather die than do next-to-nothing on camera. Kristen Wiig, on the other hand — no problem. She can watch, and listen and be interesting. She's comfortable working on a small...

    REVIEW: 'Finding Vivian Maier' ★★★ 1/2

    REVIEW: 'Finding Vivian Maier' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Vivian Maier is a great Chicago story. And what she did for, and with, the faces, neighborhoods and character of mid-20th century Chicago deserves comparison to what Robert Frank accomplished, in a wider format, with "The Americans." "Finding Vivian...

    Roger Ebert: Quintessential Chicagoan

    Roger Ebert: Quintessential Chicagoan
    When Anthony Bourdain was in town last summer taping a Chicago-themed episode of his Travel Channel show “The Layover,” he asked various people, including me, to name the quintessential Chicagoan, and a consensus quickly emerged. The...