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Roger Ebert Remembered for 'Big Heart' at Funeral

'He was one of us,' said Mayor Rahm Emanuel

(Newser) - A huge crowd attended Roger Ebert's funeral today at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, where friends, family, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel paid tribute to the country's most famous film critic, the Chicago Tribune reports. "He had a heart big enough to accept and love all," said... More »

Ebert Was Our 'Ideal Companion' at the Movies

Wife, fellow critics reflect on his legacy

(Newser) - Following Roger Ebert's passing, voices across the country are remembering his landmark contribution to film criticism—as well as his companionship.
  • At Variety , Justin Chang reflects on Ebert's "characteristic good nature and genuine delight in engaging with his readers—the very qualities that made him, for so
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Roger Ebert's Best Zingers

'Last Rites' in particular got him riled up

(Newser) - Roger Ebert loved good movies—here's his top 10 —but those reviews aren't nearly as fun as the ones for god-awful flicks. Some of the slams getting passed around in the wake of his death today:
  • Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo: "Speaking in my official capacity as
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Roger Ebert's 10 Favorite Films

'Apocalypse Now,' 'Raging Bull' made the cut

(Newser) - If you're looking for a way to acknowledge the passing of Roger Ebert , you might consider a movie marathon from his list of the 10 greatest films of all time. Ebert's last version came in April of 2012 when he participated in Sight & Sound magazine's once-every-10-year... More »

Roger Ebert Dead at 70

Film critic had long battled cancer

(Newser) - Film critic Roger Ebert has died of cancer at age 70, reports his own newspaper, the Chicago Sun-Times . Ebert had announced only yesterday that his cancer had returned , but he vowed to continue writing reviews when he could. He gained fame with his At the Movies television show with the... More »

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