Life Itself (dir. Steve James, USA, 2014)

Roger Ebert (1942-2013) exemplified the best traits of a film critic. For over forty years, he excelled as a populist communicator unafraid to expose his audience to novel cinematic works.  I am grateful for the thousands of reviews that contribute to his literary legacy, but how I would’ve loved to attend one of his 5-hour frame-by-frame [Read More…]

The Top 5 Most Fascinating Documentaries That Will Screen at the AFI DOCs Festival

From freedom of speech in Belarus to Big Bird, from government spying to figuring out marriage, these documentaries look like they will be wonderful. All that, and Roger Ebert tribute Life Itself. [Read more…]