In this Reverse Shot Talkie, host Eric Hynes and director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) emulate an episode of At the Movies to pay tribute to its hosts, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert; Ebert's writing legacy; and James's documentary about Ebert, Life Itself. In this interview, recorded when James was nearing the end of a year-long promotional campaign for the film, the game director gives his thoughts on the value of film criticism, his creative collaboration with Ebert, the sense of constant discovery he pursues in making documentaries, and the benefits of being snubbed during Oscar season—prescient thoughts considering that days after this interview was conducted, James would again be bypassed for nomination by the Academy Awards. Life Itself comes out this week on Blu-ray and DVD.