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Losing it at the movies – Life Itself review (Sydney Film Festival)

By Simon Miraudo June 9, 2014 Roger Ebert, lover of women, alcohol, cinema, and life itself, is seen at the conclusion of Steve James‘ new documentary making peace with his impending death, calling it a satisfying conclusion to his narrative. He would have hated being robbed a “third act” through sudden death. That’s remarkable chutzpah […]

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The top 10 films to catch at the 2014 Sydney Film Festival

By Simon Miraudo June 3, 2014 The Sydney Film Festival is upon us again, and you can trust us to cover all the hits, misses, and, well, whatever word we end up using to describe that single-shot Iranian slasher flick (more on that later). Scheduling and prioritising movies can be a stressful endeavour, so here […]

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Thumbs up for the trailer to Roger Ebert doco ‘Life Itself’

Here come the waterworks. Newly arrived online is the trailer for Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself. Directed by Chicago legend Steve James (Hoop Dreams), it documents Ebert’s time as¬† Pulitzer Prize-winning critic for the Chicago¬†Sun Times and eventual TV star thanks to his pioneering review show At the Movies. Ebert passed away in 2013, during […]

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