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Review: 'Rich Hill' Is a Tough But Rewarding Climb

3:27 PM 8/7/2014 by Jeff Giles
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Depending on your view of what's fair and how stardom is supposed to work, the crowdfunding model may not be the best way for projects like Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here or the Veronica Mars movie to bridge the gap between their creators' hearts and the audience's eyes. On the whole, though, it's a fairly exciting step forward for independent cinema, and documentaries like the gut-wrenching Rich Hill offer painfully compelling proof.

Documentarian Dan Krauss Suggests There Are No Heroes in THE KILL TEAM

5:46 PM 7/24/2014 by Sara Vizcarrondo
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One can only assume Specialist Adam Winfield was hungry for action. Like the rest of his platoon he was extensively trained for a theater of war that offered him no exercise. He spent his time waiting, armored to the teeth in the desert swelter. Stationed in the Maywand District of Afghanistan in 2010, the squadron was among civilians but they were resourceful, and the group’s chain of command decided to harvest battle trophies from the farmers nearby.

Roger Ebert Remembered in ‘Life Itself': 15 Excerpts From His Most Legendary Reviews The post Roger Ebert Remembered in ‘Life Itself': 15 Excerpts From His Most Legendary Reviews appeared first on TheWrap.

‘Life Itself’ Review: Roger Ebert Doc Rates a Thumbs-Up (Video) It's fair to say that there's not a film critic working now who can go into “Life Itself” without already having some feeling or opinion about Roger Ebert.

Review: LIFE ITSELF, Thumbs Up For Roger Ebert Doc f you do what I do -- cherish film and have the chutzpah to tell other people what you think about them -- then you're almost certainly indebted to Roger Ebert. I've documented at length the effect that he had on both my personal and professional life previously, but for any cinephile, in some way you have to confront the work of Ebert. He was much more than the binary position of his thumb, of course.

Goodbye And Thank You: The Director of Hoop Dreams Talks About His New Roger Ebert Biography, LIFE ITSELF

7:38 PM 6/27/2014 by Sara Vizcarrondo
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Film Critic Roger Ebert ended the first paragraph of his review of Hoop Dreams saying that film “gives us the impression of having touched life itself.” There’s a poignant symmetry in the title of Steve James’ newest documentary, Life Itself, about the work of America’s most acclaimed film critic, Chicago Sun Times’ Roger Ebert.

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