First Impressions of Steve James’ Film About Roger Ebert: Life Itself

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"Drama holds a mirror up to life, but needn't reproduce it."Roger, Roger, Roger. Here I am watching a film about your departure, and I'm still jotting down things you said that will be worth quoting in my own film reviews. … [Read more...]

Hoop Dreams: Why the Academy Snubbed It

At long last, we know the story about why one of the great American documentaries was kicked to the curb by the Academy. Here's the story. … [Read more...]

At the Death House Door (2008) – A Guest Review by Kenneth R. Morefield

Some of you know that the failure of the Academy to nominate Steve James' documentary Hoop Dreams stands as one of the greatest embarrassments in Academy history.Some of you know James' next project, Stevie, is one of my favorite documentaries.So you can bet I sat up straight when this review of James' new film At the Death House Door came in from Kenneth R. Morefield... … [Read more...]


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