Life Itself ****1/2
Often, a movie, particularly a documentary, sends me to the book upon which the film is based.
And usually, almost always, I find the written work better than the film version.
In fact, I don’t think I can name more than a handful of films that I found superior to the written ‘version.’
The current documentary, Life Itself, about the life and ultimately the death of Pulitzer Prize (1975) winning film critic (Chicago Sun-Times) Roger Ebert, is one of the instances in which I’d choose the film over the memoir.