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  • Ebertfest: Poignant tribute to late founder

    Ebertfest: Poignant tribute to late founder
    CHAMPAIGN — Film festivals — festivals themselves, let alone films — are rarely as poignant as the one unfolding right now in this college town. The 15th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival began Wednesday without its founder, who...
  • Writing in the dark: Reflections on the literary art of Roger Ebert

    Writing in the dark: Reflections on the literary art of Roger Ebert
    Film critics are to filmmakers what Chicago is to New York: a little envious, a lot insecure, secretly fearful of second-class status. Hypersensitive to slights, real or imagined. Important — but not essential. The world would perish without movies;...
  • 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....
  • Bending the rules

     
    Nancy Nall asked a pretty good question the other day about Roger Ebert's funeral being held at Holy Name Cathedral: How (did) a man who wrote, “I cannot believe in God” (qualify) for a cathedral sendoff...? He certainly lived a......
  • Elle Harrow, longtime food critic, dies

    Elle Harrow, longtime food critic, dies
    Elle Harrow, a restaurant critic and food columnist for Times Community News South for the past eight years, has died, according to her collaborator, Terry Markowitz. She was 72. Harrow, a Laguna Beach reisdent who co-wrote the Gossiping Gourmet...
  • Roger Ebert, my mentor

    Roger Ebert, my mentor
    As I sit here at my computer tonight I realize I'm doing what I saw Roger Ebert do so many times before — stopping everything to crank out a deadline appreciation for an artist who has just passed on. Only this time the artist is Roger. And I...
  • 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...
  • What I admired most about Roger Ebert

     
    A number that jumps out from the coverage of Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert's death Thursday at age 70: 306. That's the number of movie reviews he wrote last year, according to what turned out to be the final entry......
  • The third 'Great Gatsby' trailer is pretty great

    The third 'Great Gatsby' trailer is pretty great
    If people were lining up to be skeptical of a film adaptation of a classic 1925 novel in 3-D, I'd be near the front of the queue. Wouldn't it be nice if we could leave "The Great Gatsby" alone? Didn't the soporific 1974 movie teach us anything? Can we not...
  • Roger Ebert's Ebertfest film festival to continue despite critic's death

     
    Following the news of Roger Ebert's death, the Ebertfest Film Festival is confirmed to continue as scheduled this month in his home state of Illinois....
  • Farewell to a generous colleague and friend

    Farewell to a generous colleague and friend
    Roger Ebert died Thursday, April 4, 2013. A lousy day. I rue it. But I will always remember Roger’s kindness and his eloquence. I’m not alone there. The loss is instantaneous, the absence crushing. Chicago’s own journalist, film...
  • 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 ......