Posts tagged "roger ebert"

Siskel And Ebert Made The First “Tropes Vs. Women”

So it turns out Siskel and Ebert were cool as fuck: In this 1980 episode, they address the rash of exploitation horror movies released in the very late 70s and early 80s - and continued through the 80s -- that used violence against women as the foundation for the film. I love the horror…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 1, 2014

Tilda Swinton Sets Off A Dance Party, Is Totally Awesome (As Usual)

Tilda Swinton, you guys. Is there anyone better? In between laying in boxes at the Museum of Modern Art and starring in David Bowie videos, she starts dance parties. Here she i…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 24, 2013

The Soapbox: Roger Ebert Might Not Have Been A Feminist, But I’ll Miss Him Anyway

When I was in middle school, I was required to create a diorama illustrating a hypothetical synagogue sanctuary (as you do, at Jewish day school). All I remember about my project is that I glued a picture of Gene Siskel to one of the walls. My teacher rightly called this out for being inappropriately idolatrous, but…
By: Carrie Nelson / April 9, 2013

Chaz Ebert Calls Life With Late Husband Roger Ebert “More Beautiful And Epic Than A Movie”

"We were getting ready to go home today for hospice care, when he looked at us, smiled, and passed away. No struggle, no pain, just a quiet, dignified transition. ... He fought a courageous fight. I've lost the love of my life and the world has lost a visionary and a creative and generous spirit who touched so…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 5, 2013

Breaking: Legendary Film Critic Roger Ebert Has Passed Away

Very sad news to report: The Chicago Sun-Times has confirmed that legendary film critic Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70. Just two days ago, Ebert revealed that his cancer had come back and released what would be his final column for the paper, saying that he was taking "a leave of presence"…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 4, 2013

Roger Ebert Shares His Epic Love Story With Wife Chaz

We like to tell people we were "introduced by Ann Landers," which is technically true, although Eppie Lederer didn't know her at the time. The night I took Eppie to an open AA meeting, we decided to go out to dinner together afterwards; this was the first and only time we ever had dinner for…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 20, 2012

Roger Ebert Gets His Voice Back

In 2001, film critic Roger Ebert was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer and over the years has gone through multiple surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy to battle the illness, including having a significant portion of his jaw removed. As a result, he can no longer eat or drink (he's fed through a feeding tube) and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 2, 2010