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Roger Ebert
June 18, 1942 - April 4, 2013 (age 70)
Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic and historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, Ebert became the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
Ebert and Chicago Tribune critic Gene Siskel helped popularize nationally televised film reviewing... full bio
Life Itself
[2014]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 2h
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The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.
Siskel & Ebert
[1986]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 30min
Chicago critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert rate new movies with a thumbs up, or a thumbs down.
Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 20min
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The history of American film criticism.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 30min
Two film critics review newly-released films, while the renowned critic Roger Ebert presents his own reviews voiced by guest readers.
At the Movies
[1982]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 30min
The show that made Siskel and Ebert famous. These two Chicago-based movie critics sit around and review movies, giving either "Thumbs up" or "Thumbs down." Noted for the good-natured insults traded by the two reviewers (usually concerning Ebert's weight and Siskel's receding hairline).
Sneak Previews
[1975]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 30min
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Two critics review films both old and new.
Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 2min
Thirty years after A Hard Day's Night, its producer, director, writer and others describe its making. United Artists Records came to Walter Shenson, asking him to produce a movie so UA could issue a soundtrack album. Shenson signed Lester to direct, and they got the Beatles to agree to star. Shenson sent Owen to Dublin to spend time with the Fab Four; from this came a script built around their being... see more
TV Movie | 1h
Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert interview Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese about the future of movies and the future of film preservation.
Movies That Shook the World
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Documentary
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 20min
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Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
[2000]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror | 1h 30min
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A group of tourists arrive in Burkittsville, Maryland after seeing The Blair Witch Project (1999) to explore the mythology and phenomenon, only to come face to face with their own neuroses and possibly the witch herself.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 46min
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The history of the independent film company, The Cannon Film Group, Inc..
The Oscars
[2018]
 
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TV Special | Comedy, Music, News | 3h 7min
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The 90th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, celebrates the film industry's biggest achievements for the year 2017.
The 86th Annual Academy Awards
[2014]
 
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TV Special | 3h 34min
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h
Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.
Late Show with David Letterman
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.
The People vs. George Lucas
[2010]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 1h 33min
An examination of the widespread fan disenchantment with George Lucas.
Documentary | Documentary, Horror | 4h
Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h 2min
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After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening humorous monologue, followed by several celebrity interviews, comedy sketches and musical numbers.
The Critic
[1994]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Comedy, Drama | 8h 42min
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Jay Sherman is a New York film critic who has to review films he doesn't like for a living.
Documentary | Documentary, Horror | 1h 28min
A documentary on the history of the slasher film.
Bill Nye, the Science Guy
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Documentary, Family | 30min
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Scientist/comedian Bill Nye explores various aspects of science for young viewers.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 37min
A documentary that looks to distinguish what's fact, fiction, legend, and otherwise as a camera crew trails Michael Moore while he tours with his film Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004).
The Oprah Winfrey Show
[1986]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
Chicago-based daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey invites a guest panel to discuss a topic, in front of a studio audience. The topics are often controversial or sensational.
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
[2004]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Mystery | 1h 30min
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Culture critic Jiminy Glick gets tied up in a murder case at the Toronto Film Festival.
TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 1h
David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten" lists and "Stupid Pet Tricks" (complete with slow-mo). Fans of the show will also remember Dave's use of unusual camera placements (Sky-Cam, Guest-Cam, etc.) and Dave's supporting cast (Paul Shaffer, Chris Elliott... see more
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 26min
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From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films.
Don't You Forget About Me
[2009]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 14min
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A group of young filmmakers have one goal in mind: to track down and interview the great writer/director John Hughes, responsible for many of the classic teen films that marked a whole generation even today such as The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller Day-Off and Sixteen Candles. The documentary features testimonies from many actors who worked with Hughes, revealing what was special about his films and... see more
Searching for Debra Winger
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 40min
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Rosanna Arquette talks to various actresses about the pressures they face as women working in the entertainment industry.
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards
[2013]
 
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TV Special
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An awards ceremony honoring the best in American primetime television programming.
Howard Stern
[1994]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 1h
Raunchy interviews, sketches, and social commentary from the king of shock radio.
Burden
[2016]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 28min
A probing portrait of Chris Burden, an artist who took creative expression to the limits and risked his life in the name of art.
Pitch
[1997]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 21min
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Two young writers try to pitch their script to the big and famous.
Welcome to Hollywood
[1998]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 29min
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A film director (Adam Rifkin) decides to chart the course of a young actor (Tony Markes) as he tries to make it in Hollywood. Attempts to get him noticed and placed in roles meet with failure. A guest role on "Baywatch" ends when he steps on a stingray and has to be hospitalized. The filmmaker's frustration is multiplied by the fact that the original actor (David Andriole) he had selected and who had... see more
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second
[2003]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 41min
Documentary about the way sex was and is deliberately used in cinema to influence and manipulate human behaviour and development. This documentary uses real examples including the decline of Mae West's career; the introduction of a ratings system; and enforced creative controls, eventually leading to a billion dollar sub-culture of pornography and art-house movies.
The Arsenio Hall Show
[1989]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family, Music | 1h
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Arsenio Hall hosts this hip, late-night talk show.
Strictly Background
[2007]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 24min
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A documentary spotlighting movie extras - the indispensable background actors in films.
The Tony Danza Show
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show
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Hosted by one of America's most recognized and likeable television personalities, "The Tony Danza Show" is an entertaining one-hour talk show produced live daily from New York. Guests will include actors, athletes, news-makers, and real people with interesting stories to tell. Tony will also highlight incredible kids, and get into the kitchen to cook some of his own favorite family recipes. This show... see more
The Outsider
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 25min
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Nicholas Jarecki follows director James Toback on the 12-day shoot of his thriller, When Will I Be Loved -- a movie made without a script or distribution deal.
All the Love You Cannes!
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 1h 48min
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Troma, an off the wall film studio, journeys to the Cannes Film Festival to sell their films to potential distributors.
The Howard Stern Show
[1990]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 1h
Howard Stern's short lived WWOR-TV Channel 9 show.
Abby Singer
[2003]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 19min
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Chronicles the life of Curtis Clemins, who is torn between the love of his life and accomplishing his dream. When hitting rock bottom during the Sundance Film Festival, Clemins' calls upon his old college chum, Kevin Prouse, giving the now drunken acting instructor in the throes of a divorce, the only clue that will salvage Clemins' rapidly deteriorating life.
Junket Whore
[1998]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 57min
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E! Mysteries & Scandals
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 30min
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Hollywood's most notorious scandals exposed through interviews and re-enactments.
ABC News Nightline
[1980]
 
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TV Series | News, Talk-Show | 30min
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A nightly discussion of one important news event from earlier that day.
Independent's Day
[1998]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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Clarkworld
[2009]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 12min
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ClarkWORLD is an inside look into the life and tragic death of famed film Director, Bob Clark. This biographical story is told from the people that knew him the best, and at times is expressed as a posthumous autobiography by Clark, himself. In the tradition of award winning, offbeat and stylized documentaries such as The Kid Stays in the Picture and Crumb, the universe of ClarkWORLD is as enveloping... see more
TV Series | Documentary | 45min
This show is a series of documentaries focusing on the world of psychotronic movies. Episodes focus on the lives of such diverse filmakers as Hershell Gordon Lewis, Saim Raimi, Doris Wishman, Ed Wood Jr, and Tsui Hark. Weird movie genres, like Mexican wrestling movies and Hong Kong horror films, are also examined.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 17min
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"Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River" is an independent documentary film that reviews the careers of movie makers indigenous to Chicago. The filmmakers are interviewed aboard an amusing variety of watercraft (speedboat, fireboat, tugboat, houseboat, fishing boat, rowboat, pontoon, canoe, etc.) while cruising along the branches of the Chicago River. In the program, the Chicago River comes to life... see more
The Late Show
[1986]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 29min
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Spattered with blood and controversy, Sam Peckinpah's Westerns revolutionized their genre. SAM PECKINPAH'S WEST: LEGACY OF A HOLLYWOOD RENEGADE goes in search of the man behind these legendary films. Through a poignant array of film clips and rare interviews, the documentary reveals a tortured artist whose genius and demons changed the Western forever. Interviewees include actor/director Billy Bob... see more
TV Special | Biography | 2h
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Peers honor the actress for her contributions to movies.
Mysteries of Love
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 11min
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A documentary about Blue Velvet (1986).
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 21min
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Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking 2001: A Space Odyssey opened the door to all the films and filmmakers who followed it. Through interviews with directors such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Sydney Pollack - as well as special effects professionals and cultural historians - this documentary examines the legacy of Kubrick's masterpiece and its influence on science fiction films, special effects... see more
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 18min
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An insightful documentary on one of the greatest Hollywood cinematographers, the talented John A. Alonzo (1934-2001). With more than 80 credits to his resume in a distinguished career that lasted more than 30 years, Alonzo is best known for his extensive and creative work in Chinatown (1974), which earned him an Oscar nomination. Actors, specialists and friends discuss about his life and work, and... see more
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 22min
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In 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick showed us what the future might look like. How true was his vision? This documentary employs interviews with filmmakers, screenwriters and authors - including Arthur C. Clarke - to delve deep into the heart of the film's imagined future and determine the extent to which Kubrick and Clarke's vision predicted a world of fantasy - or today's reality.
Documentary | Documentary | 2h 15min
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Dead Teenager Movie
[2006]
 
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Video | Short | 25min
DEAD TEENAGER MOVIE is a short-format documentary examining a specific sub-genre of teen slasher films; namely the Dead Teenager Movie - a term coined by movie critic, Roger Ebert. Through the use of interviews with cultural professors, film historians, directors, writers, producers and film critics, and with visual aids from movie clips of several dead teen horror films, the documentary explores the... see more
The 50 Greatest Documentaries
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 2h 30min
A countdown of the top 50 documentaries, based on a vote by documentary filmmakers.
TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
Sometimes brash, often funny and always interesting, Tom Snyder interviews one or two famous persons every night while trying to get to the bottom of what makes them tick and how they came to be who they are now.
Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 32min
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a look at "rock and roll" and other pop music based film of the 1970s.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h
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A 60-minute salute to American International Pictures. Entertainment lawyer Samuel Z. Arkoff founded AIP (then called American Releasing Corporation) on a $3000 loan in 1954 with his partner, James H. Nicholson, a former West Coast exhibitor and distributor. The company made its mark by targeting teenagers with quickly produced films that exploited subjects mainstream films were reluctant to tackle... see more
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 30min
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A documentary about the historical context of 'Dr. Strangelove'
Documentary | Biography, Documentary
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"Dead On" examines George's fantastic body of film work as it stands to date, and investigates a number of aspects of George's work, working style, and involvement with the independent and Hollywood film communities.
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years
[1993]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Comedy, Documentary
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X-Rated
[2004]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary | 1h
A history of movies which have been certified with adult ratings by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) from 1951 when the 'X' Certificate was invented, right up until the present day of '18' and 'R18'.
TV Movie | Comedy, Family, Music
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