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…
Siskel & Ebert
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 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…
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.
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…
Legendary movie critic Roger Ebert died April 4. He was not only the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, but one of the only critics known to the general public. Here, his fans remember him.
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…