Roger Ebert is the reason I'm a film critic. In college, just as I was beginning to review films for the school paper, I wrote my idol. His response was encouraging, the start of a conversation that…
"Precious" dominated the Independent Spirit Awards.
The three finalists for the Chaz & Roger Ebert Truer Than Fiction kudo, which comes with a $25,000 grant, represent a departure from the "instructional documentary"; these films were made to let…
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$25.9M Sony / Screen Gems -71.48%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$578,865 Cumulative:$306.6M Disney -72.21%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$522,465 Cumulative:$16.4M Warner Brothers -87.42%
It was entirely due to Roger Ebert that words I wrote first saw print.
It wasn't exactly a "Hey, baby" moment. In fact, Chaz remembers events unfolding quite smoothly that night in 1989 when Roger spotted her for the first time across the room at Mitchell's, a popular…