Beyond their good works, Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel's TV showcase helped simplify film criticism, bringing a gladiatorial thumbs-up or thumbs-down ruthlessness to such analysis. It was also a handy…
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…
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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…
Variety's Justin Chang reflects on his first exchange -- a contentious one -- with the late critic, and how Roger Ebert's grace opened the door to deeper discussion and appreciation of film.
Film critic Roger Ebert, who died Thursday morning after a long bout with cancer, was a larger than life personality, especially on camera. Here are some memorable clips of the late writer. Ebert on…
Elizabeth Banks has been tapped to receive CinemaCon’s excellence in acting award. Banks will be presented with the kudo at the conference’s awards ceremony April 18 at Caesars Palace. Banks will…
Author and commentator Carrie Rickey has written for the New York Times, Film Comment and the Village Voice and has reviewed movies for the Philadelphia Inquirer. At the movies, have you ever…
As they say, everyone has an opinion. But not all those insights are created equal.
When Roger Ebert announced last week that he had reluctantly put his TV series "Ebert Presents At The Movies" on hiatus, it may have marked the end of a genre that he helped create more than 35 years…
If there's one thing film students love more than watching movies, it's sharing their opinions of movies.