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.
Justin Lin's feature debut as a solo helmer, Better Luck Tomorrow, hit Sundance in 2002. Its subject matter wasn't too unfamiliar: a group of high-achieving Asian-American high school kids who lead…
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.
Ben Affleck reminisced at Magnolia's "To the Wonder" premiere about his last encounter with the late Roger Ebert.
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…
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.