CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Sun-Times says it will replace Roger Ebert with the late famed movie critic’s former colleague Richard Roeper. The newspaper announced Thursday it has officially named Roeper its movie columnist, making him the centerpiece of its movie coverage. Ebert died in April at age 70, after a long battle with cancer. […]
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Organizers in Roger Ebert’s hometown announced plans Tuesday to try to raise $125,000 to build a life-size bronze statue of the late famed film critic. The statue would go in front of Champaign’s Virginia Theatre, which has hosted the Ebertfest film festival for 15 years. Ebert, a Pulitzer Prize-winning movie reviewer […]
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CHICAGO (AP) — Actors, directors and film critics have gathered in Chicago to honor the late movie critic Roger Ebert. The movie reviewer’s widow, Chaz Ebert, welcomed her husband’s fans to the Chicago Theatre on Thursday, and remembered him as a father, friend, humanitarian and journalist. A choir began the memorial by singing “Roger Ebert, […]
CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Ebert, one of the nation’s most influential film critics who used newspapers, television and social media to take readers into theaters and even into his own life, was laid to rest Monday with praise from political leaders, family and people he’d never met but who chose movies based on the direction […]
Roger Ebert could be tough on filmmakers, but unlike many critics, he earned their respect. So much so that they claimed him as one of their own when the Directors Guild of America made Ebert an honorary lifetime member at the group’s awards ceremony four years ago.
Ten things to remember about acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert, who died on Thursday:
The death of film critic Roger Ebert elicits wide reaction from directors, fellow critics and others: “Roger loved movies. They were his life. His reviews went far deeper than simply thumbs up or thumbs down. He wrote with passion through a real knowledge of film and film history, and in doing so, helped many movies […]
Film critic Roger Ebert has died, the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper said in a Twitter posting on Thursday.
Acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert said he’s been diagnosed with cancer again and that he will scale back his prolific writing of movie reviews while undergoing radiation treatment.