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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert is a Chicago Sun-Times film critic, and the first author to win a Pulitzer Prize for film criticism (1975 award "for his film criticism during 1974").

He has been writing about film for over forty years; in the 1980s he began co-hosting a weekly movie review show with Gene Siskel[?] of the Chicago Tribune. When Siskel died in 1999, he was replaced by Chicago Sun-Times columnist[?] Richard Roeper[?].

Every year Ebert publishes a book of movie reviews from that year; he has also published a book of movie cliches and a book of essays about great films, as well as a book of essays about films he hated. Ebert hosts Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival.

Ebert also wrote the screenplay for the 1969 cult film, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls[?], directed by Russ Meyer.

Ebert graduated from the University of Illinois where he was the editor of The Daily Illini. His Overlooked Film Festival is held annually in Champaign, Illinois.



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