Knowledge Identifier: +Roger_Ebert
In 1958, he won the Illinois High School Association state speech championship in "radio speaking", an event that simulates radio newscasts
Some Like It Hot - Roger Ebert says about the movie, "Wilder's 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies, a film of inspiration and meticulous craft
After graduating from Urbana High School in 1960, Ebert attended and received his undergraduate degree in 1964
How I Won the War - In his January 7, 1968 review for the film, Roger Ebert gave the movie two stars, describing it as "not a brave or outspoken film"
Medium Cool - In his 1969 review, Roger Ebert wrote "In "Medium Cool", Wexler forges back and forth through several levels
Ebert co-wrote the screenplay for the 1970 Russ Meyer film "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" and sometimes joked about being responsible for the film, which was poorly received on its release but is now regarded as a cult classic
Network (film) - In a review of the film written after it received its Academy *awards, Roger Ebert called it a "supremely well-acted, intelligent film that tries for too much, that attacks not only television but most of the other ills of the 1970s," though "what it does accomplish is done so well, is seen so sharply, is presented so unforgivingly, that "Network" will outlive a lot of tidier movies
Deep Throat (film) - Critic Roger Ebert reviewed "Deep Throat" in an early 1973 column, giving it a no-stars rating and writing, "It is all very well and good for Linda Lovelace, the star of the movie, to advocate sexual freedom; but the energy she brings to her role is less awesome than discouraging
B movie - As Roger Ebert explained in one 1974 review, "Horror and exploitation films almost always turn a profit if they're brought in at the right price
In 1975, Ebert began co-hosting a weekly film review television show, "Sneak Previews", which was locally produced by the Chicago public broadcasting station WTTW
Gene Siskel - Along with colleague Roger Ebert, he hosted a series of popular review shows from 1975 to 1999
William Katt - Katt explained in a 1979 interview with critic Roger Ebert that he was holding out only for parts which were personally interesting to him
Halloween (1978 film) - Renowned American critic Roger Ebert gave the film similar praise in his 1979 review in the "Chicago Sun-Times", and selected it as one of his top ten films of 1978
Oprah Winfrey - Also, in the mid 1980s, Winfrey briefly dated movie critic Roger Ebert, whom she credits with advising her to take her show into syndication
When Time Ran Out - Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert selected the film as one of their "dogs of the year" in a 1980 episode of "Sneak Previews"
Platoon (film) - Roger Ebert gave it four out of four stars, calling it the best film of the year, and the ninth best of the 1980s
The Right Stuff (film) - Film critic Roger Ebert named "The Right Stuff" best film of 1983, and wrote, "it joins a short list of recent American movies that might be called experimental epics: movies that have an ambitious reach through time and subject matter, that spend freely for locations or special effects, but that consider each scene as intently as an art film"
Scarface (1983 film) - However, Roger Ebert rated it four stars out of four in his 1983 review and he later added it to his "Great Movies" list
Rear Window - Nearly 30 years after the film's initial release, Roger Ebert reviewed the Universal re-release in October 1983, after Hitchcock's estate was settled
Shoah (film) - In 1985, the year the movie was released, Roger Ebert described it as "an extraordinary film
In 1986, they again moved the show to new ownership, creating "Siskel & Ebert & The Movies" through Buena Vista Television
Martin Scorsese - After the film was released Roger Ebert, a friend and supporter of Scorsese, named Goodfellas "the best mob movie ever" and is ranked 1 on Roger's movie list for 1990, along with Gene Siskel and Peter Travers, the film is widely considered one of the director's greatest achievements.
The Thin Red Line (1998 film) - Martin Scorsese ranked it as his second favorite film of the 1990s on Roger Ebert's television show
Barton Fink - Critic Roger Ebert wrote in his 1991 review that the Coens intended to create an allegory for the rise of Nazism
The Wages of Fear - In 1992, Roger Ebert stated that "The film's extended suspense sequences deserve a place among the great stretches of cinema
Denis Johnson - Johnson first came to prominence after the publication of his short story collection "Jesus' Son" , which was adapted into the 1999 film of the same name, which was named one of the top ten films of the year by "The New York Times", "Los Angeles Times", and Roger Ebert
Naomi Watts - The movie received critical acclaim and was featured on Roger Ebert's list of the 10 best movies of 1992
Super Mario Bros. (film) - Gene Siskel of the "Chicago Tribune" and Roger Ebert of the "Chicago Sun-Times" gave the film two thumbs down on the television program "Siskel & Ebert At the Movies", and the film was on their list for one of the worst films of 1993
8½ - In 1993, "Chicago Sun-Times" film reviewer Roger Ebert wrote that "despite the efforts of several other filmmakers to make their own versions of the same story, it remains the definitive film about director's block"
The Fugitive (1993 film) - Various film critics included the film on their lists of the top 10 best films for that year; including Roger Ebert of the "Chicago Sun-Times" who named it the fourth best film of 1993
Clerks - In his 1994 review of "Clerks", Roger Ebert gave the film 3 stars out of a possible 4
In 1995, Ebert, along with colleague Gene Siskel, guest-starred on an episode of the animated TV series "The Critic"
Seven (film) - Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film 3 1/2 out of 4 stars in his 1995 review of it and, in 2011, added it to his "Great Movies" list
Welcome to the Dollhouse - Critic Roger Ebert was vocal about his love for the film, giving it four stars out of four and placing it at No. 5 on his "Best of 1996" list
Eva Peron - In his review of the 1996 movie "Evita", movie critic Roger Ebert criticized Eva PerĂ³n, writing
He made an appearance as himself in a 1997 episode of the television series "Early Edition", which took place in Chicago
Days of Heaven - In 1997, Roger Ebert added "Days of Heaven" to his list of "Great Movies", describing it as "one of the most beautiful films ever made"
Double Indemnity (film) - In his 1998 review, film critic Roger Ebert praised director Wilder and cinematographer Seitz
Being John Malkovich - Critic Roger Ebert's review was four out of four stars; at the end of the year, he named it the best film of 1999
Bette Davis - In a 2000 review for "All About Eve," Roger Ebert noted, "Davis was a character, an icon with a grand style, so even her excesses are realistic
Aaron Sorkin - Roger Ebert gave it 2 out of 4 stars, and Peter Travers in a 2000 "Rolling Stone" review summarized it as having "suspense but no staying power"
Pulp Fiction - Adding "Pulp Fiction" to his roster of "Great Movies" in 2001, Roger Ebert called it "the most influential film of the decade"
Annie Hall - In his 2002 lookback, Roger Ebert noted with surprise that the film had "an instant familiarity" despite its age, and "Slant" writer Jaime N. Christley found the one-liners "still gut-busting after 35 years"
Steven Spielberg - Roger Ebert, who named it the best film of 2002, praised its breathtaking vision of the future as well as for the way Spielberg blended CGI with live-action.
Jan Decleir - In 2003 he had the starring role in the critically acclaimed thriller "The Memory of a Killer" of which the leading American critic Roger Ebert wrote in his review: "Jan Decleir never goes for the easy effect, never pushes too hard, is a rock-solid occupant of his character
Moonstruck - Influential film critic Roger Ebert entered the film to his "Great Movies" collection in June 2003
He conducted an onstage public "conversation" with Herzog at the Telluride Film Festival in 2004, after a screening of Herzog's film "Invincible" at the Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival
Out of the Past - In a 2004 review of the film, critic Roger Ebert wrote "Out of the Past" is one of the greatest of all film noirs, the story of a man who tries to break with his past and his weakness and start over again in a town, with a new job and a new girl
The Big Red One - In November 21, 2004, Roger Ebert added The Big Red One to his list of "great movies". http://www
Paul Haggis - Critical reception of "Crash" was positive, and Roger Ebert called it the best film of 2005
Elevator to the Gallows - In a 2005 review for the film's theatrical re-release, Roger Ebert noted that Moreau's face, when Florence is pondering Julien's whereabouts, "is often illuminated only by the lights of the cafes and shops that she passes; at a time when actresses were lit and photographed with care, these scenes had a shock value, and influenced many films to come
King Kong (2005 film) - Roger Ebert gave the film four stars, and listed it as 2005's eighth best film
Crash (2004 film) - Roger Ebert gave the film four-out-of-four stars and described it as "a movie of intense fascination," listing it as the best film of 2005
Paths of Glory - "Chicago Sun-Times" critic Roger Ebert added this film to his "Great Movies" list on February 25, 2005
Macy's - Prominent film critic Roger Ebert voiced the grief of many Chicagoans at the loss of Field's when he wrote in his column on September 21, 2005:
A. O. Scott - In 2006 and 2007, Scott served repeatedly as guest critic on "Ebert & Roeper" with Richard Roeper in Roger Ebert's absence due to illness
Judi Dench - In his review for "Chicago Sun-Times" film critic Roger Ebert declared the main actresses "perhaps the most impressive acting duo in any film of 2006
Kevin Smith - From July 2006 on, Smith has guest reviewed on "Ebert & Roeper", in place of Roger Ebert, who was recovering from thyroid cancer treatment
Toni Senecal - On the weekend of August 26, 2006, Senecal co-hosted the syndicated television program "Ebert & Roeper" while film critic Roger Ebert was on medical leave
The Best Years of Our Lives - Chicago Sun Times film critic Roger Ebert put the film on his "Great Movies" list in 2007, calling it "
Winter Light - In 2007, Roger Ebert added the film to his Great Movies list, citing its "bleak, courageous power
John Mellencamp - In April 2007, Mellencamp was a "guest critic" on "At the Movies", filling in for Roger Ebert
Herzog dedicated his 2008 film "Encounters at the End of the World" to Ebert, and Ebert responded with a heartfelt public letter of gratitude
Ben Mankiewicz - In 2008, he and Ben Lyons replaced Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper on the syndicated TV program "At the Movies"
The Reader (2008 film) - Stephen Farber of "The Hollywood Reporter" named it the 4th best film of 2008, Tasha Robinson of "The A.V. Club" named it the 8th best film of 2008, and Roger Ebert of the "Chicago Sun-Times" put it on his un-ranked top 20 list
Mon oncle Antoine - On 23 December 2008, Roger Ebert put "Mon Oncle Antoine" on his Great Movies list
Naperville Independent Film Festival - In 2009, film critic Roger Ebert presented the award for best student film to Brooke Hanson for her movie "Borderless"
La Belle Noiseuse - "Chicago Sun-Times" film critic Roger Ebert added the film to his Great Movies collection in April 2009
Motherhood (2009 film) - In October 2009, Roger Ebert gave the film two stars out of four, saying the film is "billed as a comedy, but at no point will you require oxygen
As of 2010, his reviews were syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and abroad
Welcome to the Rileys - While some critics criticized the direction, script, as well as performances, film critic Roger Ebert stated, "One of the buzz champs of Sundance 2010
Come and See - On 16 June 2010, Roger Ebert posted a review of "Come and See" as part of his "Great Movies" series, describing it as "one of the most devastating films ever about anything, and in it, the survivors must envy the dead
Elvis Mitchell - On September 10, 2010, famed film critic Roger Ebert announced that he is returning to television on a movie review show that he is producing for public television
Drive (2011 film) - Her score for the film was 9,5/10 "Drive" was Roger Ebert's seventh best film of 2011
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom - In 2011 Roger Ebert wrote that he owned the film since its release on Laserdisc, but had not watched it, citing the film's transgressive reputation
The Tree of Life (film) - In 2012, Roger Ebert called the film one of the 10 greatest films of all time in "Sight & Sound"s poll
The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival opened with a video tribute of Roger Ebert at the Roy Thompson Hall during the world premiere of the WikiLeaks based film "The Fifth Estate"
Chicago Sun-Times - The "Sun-Times"' best-known writer was film critic Roger Ebert, who died in April, 2013
In 2016, Ebert was inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame