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Review: Life Itself


It’s impossible to talk about Life Itself without discussing the passing of America’s most loved film critic, Roger Ebert. When the film version of Roger Ebert’s autobiography began production a few years back, he was cancer-free and assumed he would be around for its completion. That was, of course, not to be, leaving the film, in a sense, as much more than an exploration of the man’s work, but an exploration of his death. The filmmakers, at Ebert’s behest, chose to continue filming and document perhaps the most painful moments, as well as some of the most joyous, of Ebert’s life. Continue reading