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3 things about Steve James’ LIFE ITSELF

Life Itself [2014] 1. Seeing the same theater, onscreen, that I’m sitting in as I watch the movie. 2. “They were a pair of Siamese twins joined at the rear end.” 3. A reprieve, courtesy Leonard Cohen.

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Mood Indigo for Roger Ebert

Tonight there will be a memorial tribute at the Chicago Theater for Roger Ebert. Over at Chicagoist, photographer Art Shay has a lovely gallery and essay about his friendship with Ebert over the years. I’m still finding it hard to … Continue reading

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What I emailed Roger Ebert

Luckily I also printed out my original message to him. His reply (including the very fact he replied) floors me now, especially after re-reading what I wrote to him. How cocky was I?

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My email from Roger Ebert

Good thing I printed this out! I was 21 when I emailed him, taking him to task for panning Lost Highway. In his original review he wrote that Pete Dayton (Balthazar Getty’s character) was in high school. I rather haughtily … Continue reading

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