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…
Film critic Roger Ebert was not only the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, but one of the only critics known to the general public, thanks to his long-running movie review shows such as…
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…
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…