It's hard to think of many more delicate propositions for a documentarian than filming a subject in the final stages of terminal illness. As a filmmaker, one needs to be unsparing in documenting the…
Roger Ebert was remembered Monday as a critic whose love of movies was second only to his zest for life at the New York premiere of “Life Itself.” The Pulitzer Prize-winning Ebert became famous for…
Nine months after Roger Ebert's death, his wife Chaz can still sense his presence. "When you have somebody like that and they are not there, there's a lot of energy gone," says Chaz Ebert, who…
A life spent at the movies gets the cinematic epitaph it richly deserves in "Life Itself," documentarian Steve James' meticulous and intensely emotional portrait of the late Roger Ebert.
"The Fifth Estate" launched the 38th Toronto Film Festival with a major focus on the worldwide implications of the Wikileaks story. "I had wanted to do a political film for a long time," director…
This week's opening night tribute to the Toronto Film Festival's chief cheerleader, the late Roger Ebert, will beg a key question: Can anyone fill his shoes? No other critic ever possessed the…
Sundance Institute recognized the power of the independent film community when it honored the memory of longtime supporter Roger Ebert and up-and-coming filmmaker Ryan Coogler at its annual Celebrate…
Robert Redford and Kerry Washington will make presentations.
The weather outside was melancholy -- sheets of rain and a thick blanket of fog -- but inside the Chicago Theater, the mood was altogether exuberant at Thursday evening's Roger Ebert memorial tribute.
The first message I ever received from Roger Ebert came nearly 20 years ago, in the form of a reply to a fan letter I'd sent him with little hope of hearing back. At the time, I was a high-school…