Film Review: Life Itself

Posted on by 5WC in Film

It seems strange to me to be sitting down, writing a review, about a documentary detailing arguably the world’s most famous film reviewer. Roger Ebert. A man who essentially defined his industry and created his genre. Ebert redefined film reviewing into a simple formula – yes or no: is this film any good?

Roger Ebert died in April 2013, after a long and disfiguring battle with cancer and while a large portion of this documentary about him had been concluded by then, you cannot help but feel that the intervening 12 months before its release, while the finishing touches were applied, have overwhelmingly shaped a lot of the final product. Read more