July 25, 2014

‘Life Itself’ gets a thumbs-up: ‘Hoop Dreams’ director crafts tribute to film critic Roger Ebert

Based on the 2011 memoir by its subject, Roger Ebert, “Life Itself” is a fitting tribute to the most popular, if also controversial, film critic of his time. It’s a daunting and unsparing depiction of his last months of life and brave battle against the cancer that would eventually kill him.

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