With a résumé that included 'Dr. Strangelove,' '2001: A Space Odyssey,' 'A Clockwork Orange,' and 'The Shining,' Stanley Kubrick’s spot in the Hollywood pantheon was secured long ago. The late American auteur, who died in 1999, remains such a towering force that his work continues to live on in fun and fascinating ways.
Life Itself, the compelling new documentary directed by Steve James (Hoop Dreams), is a warts-and-all portrait of the late, great film critic Roger Ebert. One person who figures prominently in both the film — and Ebert’s own life — is his wife Chaz. To get a better sense of the couple’s strong bond, we asked Chaz – a movie buff who oversees The Ebert Company, which includes RogerEbert.com – to tell us about their life at the movies.