Roger Ebert Widow Says Critic Would Have Given ‘Life Itself’ ‘Two Thumbs Up’

Roger Ebert Widow Says Critic Would Have Given ‘Life Itself’ ‘Two Thumbs Up’
Roger Ebert was remembered Monday as a critic whose love of movies was second only to his zest for life at the New York premiere of “Life Itself.”

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Ebert became famous for the long-running “At the Movies” program with Gene Siskel, where the two Chicago-based reviewers popularized their “two thumbs up” style of approach to film criticism as they butted heads over the latest releases. He died last year at the age of 70 after a lengthy struggle with cancer.

The film is based on Ebert’s autobiography of the same name and chronicles his impact on major filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese and Michael Moore, his alcohol addiction, his love affair with his wife, Chaz Ebert, and the illness that cost him much of his jaw and left him unable to speak or eat solid foods in his final years.

The way he dealt with his illness
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