Sunday, March 29, 2015

Life Itself: It's Just Good

I think everyone can agree that Life Itself is a damn fine film.
Life Itself is the 2014 Roger Ebert documentary that, so aptly named, covers his entire life and miraculously gets you in and out in two hours. That's a lot of information to cover in such a short time... and to cover so damn well. If I'm being honest, I was pretty much a blank slate when it came to the man's life before this film. Sure I knew about his show and had some small awareness of his later life troubles and blog. But this film really took me on a journey... It opened my eyes to this incredible human being that I unfortunately didn't give enough of my attention to while he was still alive.
It's a strange feeling to go through such an incredible journey with a person that you thought you knew and come out with a completely different perspective on them in the end. And I'm just thankful that Steve James managed to finish this project.
Life Itself is streaming on Netflix right now, so I suggest you catch it if you haven't already.

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