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  • Remembering Roger Ebert through his books

    Remembering Roger Ebert through his books
    After surviving a disfiguring bout of cancer, Roger Ebert was felled by the disease Wednesday at age 70. He had announced just days before that a new cancer had been found and that he was going to write, and tweet, a little less. The Pulitzer Prize-...
  • Roger Ebert: A look back at five reviews of fan-favorite films

     
    Film criticism lost a singularly significant voice Thursday with the death of Pulitzer Prize winner Roger Ebert, who lost his ......
  • Siskel Center honors star Gwyneth Paltrow

    Siskel Center honors star Gwyneth Paltrow
    The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago brought Hollywood royalty to the Ritz-Carlton Chicago on June 15. Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow was honored with the center's Renaissance Award. "A Summer Soiree With Gwyneth...
  • 'Consuming Spirits': SAIC professor crafts an epic labor of love ★★★★

    'Consuming Spirits': SAIC professor crafts an epic labor of love ★★★★
    There's a billboard depicted in Chris Sullivan's animated wonder "Consuming Spirits" advertising beer that promises "the taste that haunts the lips." The same goes for the film. You've likely never tasted anything quite like it. Dense like a detailed...
  • TV pitches: So I've got this idea for a show ...

    TV pitches: So I've got this idea for a show ...
    Two weeks from now, TV networks will announce their new slate of shows for next season. The majority of these series will be variations on a formula. Procedurals. High-concept sci-fi and fantasy dramas. Nighttime soaps. Comedies starring familiar faces....
  • 10 things you might not know about film critics

    10 things you might not know about film critics
    A screenwriter who went by the pseudonyms of R. Hyde and Reinhold Timme died recently in Chicago. Others knew the man as Roger Ebert, film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. Ebert's death got us thinking about interesting facts involving movie critics....
  • Roger Ebert: Not just a film critic, the film critic

    Roger Ebert: Not just a film critic, the film critic
    For as long as I can remember following movies, I remember following Roger Ebert. I remember looking forward to watching every episode of “Siskel & Ebert” as a kid. I remember the “Siskel & Ebert” episode of “The Critic,&...
  • Thanks to Roger Ebert, 1942-2013

    Thanks to Roger Ebert, 1942-2013
    The first time I encountered Roger Ebert, I detested him. The second time I encountered him, I liked him even less. In later years, I learned that Ebert's relationship with Gene Siskel progressed the same way: animosity, then grudging respect, then love...
  • Schmich: Ebert reflects well on Chicago

    Schmich: Ebert reflects well on Chicago
    This column originally ran in the Chicago Tribune on Oct. 21, 2011. Some years ago when I was new to Chicago, I spotted Roger Ebert in the frozen-foods aisle of a grocery store. He was famous by then, and I did what any normal person does at the sight...
  • Roger Ebert career highlights, on page and screen

    Roger Ebert career highlights, on page and screen
    Roger Ebert's passing Thursday at age 70 leaves behind a staggering body of work: He reviewed as many as 285 movies a year, spent decades as a fixture on TV and published 17 books. Following are but a few highlights from his prolific career. Ebert began...
  • City Lights: Turning on new 'Lights'

    This column has moved but will not require a new name. "City Lights" — I originally thought of that title as a play on the city editor position. Now, as I move into the features editor spot, I'm reminded of from where else the inspiration came....
  • Gene Siskel Film Center to honor Gwyneth Paltrow June 15

    Gene Siskel Film Center to honor Gwyneth Paltrow June 15
    Quick: Think of someone who's starred in many great films that you wouldn't want to actually hear speak in person. If "Gwyneth Paltrow" didn't spring to mind, then you're in luck. On June 15 at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, the Gene Siskel Film Center...