Roger Ebert’s career explored in stellar documentary, ‘Life Itself’

Roger Ebert in his early days at the Chicago Sun-Times
Roger Ebert in his early days at the Chicago Sun-Times

[rating=4]Starring:  N/A – Documentary
Director(s):  Steve James

Life Itself takes its name from the memoir with the same title penned by the late Roger Ebert.  Ebert’s book was released back in 2011 and he was the one who first announced that it would become a documentary film.

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Roger Ebert reviews ‘Killing Them Softly’… and gets major plot points wrong!

I want to start by saying Roger Ebert is one of the reasons I learned to love film and became a film critic.

After I’ve finished a review my usual next step is to read his review of the same film. Sometimes I find a nuance that I overlooked. My review may or may not agree with his, and neither of us are right or wrong, criticism of film is opinion-based. But I was so shocked by his review of the recent Killing Them Softly that I felt compelled to point out that he really blew this one.

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