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I am Roger Ebert-Life Itself Backer #514

Thanks, @AmateurCinephile, Backer #514! Your #Ebertreview is THE MECHANIC, from 11/30/1972: — Life Itself (@EbertMovie) December 8, 2013   Tonight at 5:15pm MST in Park City, Utah the world premiere of the Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself will be held at the Sundance Film Festival. Thanks to their fan funding campaign I have […]

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Review by: Jarrett Leahy “Not all good movies are about Good People. I also like movies about Bad People who have a sense of humor. Orson Welles, who does not play either of the Good People in The Third Man, has such a winning way, such witty dialogue, that for a scene or two we […]

The Act of Killing (2013)

Review by: Jarrett Leahy Former Indonesian death squad leaders use various cinema genres to reenact the horrific mass killings they perpetrated on thousands of people during the mid-to-late 1960’s.  How about that for a synopsis?  Trying to come up with a grade for The Act of Killing was difficult. Some called it the most important […]

2013 Best Picture Nominees

When Academy award nominations for 2013 were announced earlier this week, I was pleased to see that I had already seen all the films selected for Best Picture. There is a sense of accomplishment (and relief) knowing whichever film is selected as Best Picture, you’ve already seen and have an opinion about it. Some years […]

2013 Top 10 Films

The wonderful (and frustrating) thing about Top 10 lists is how taste specific they are to each person creating them. They are a way of telling other movie fans these are the films that best represent the previous year in movies for me. The films that touched me the most, left me in awe, and […]