Posts tagged "Roger Ebert"

Chaz Ebert talks about life, death, and the afterlife with Studs Terkel

Chaz Ebert talks about life, death, and the afterlife with Studs Terkel
I decided today to crack Studs Terkel’s 2001 book on death, Will The Circle Be Unbroken?, and re-read his interview with Chaz Ebert, Roger Ebert’s wife. It was always one of my favorite interviews in the book, and with Roger dying and today being a particularly beautiful & peaceful (and hence, contemplative) Sunday, I wanted... Read more »

Roger Ebert: The Life & Death of a Chicago Journalist

Roger Ebert: The Life & Death of a Chicago Journalist
Roger Ebert died a day after declaring that the return of his cancer would finally allow him to meet a life goal: only reviewing movies he wanted to see. As a former film reviewer (though in a way, no one is ever a “former” film reviewer), that declaration made me smile. What steered me away... Read more »

Great writing and great films, with Roger Ebert and Se7en

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I wonder how long it took Roger Ebert to realize Se7en was a great film. It took me at least ten years. I was two months shy of my fourteenth birthday when David Fincher’s stylized masterpiece hit theatres. The movie was as well-received as it was widely hyped, and just as notorious – my mother heard from a... Read more »
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Welcome to Eye on Chi

Welcome to Eye on Chi
Greetings readers! I am pleased to welcome you to Eye on Chi, our new media criticism and appreciation blog, only at ChicagoNow. Here at Eye on Chi, our staff will guide you every day to the best and worst of Chicago media, sharing with you our favorite writers, reporters, and broadcasters in the city. Join us... Read more »