Roger Ebert will truly be missed. I admit I really didn’t start appreciating Ebert until following him on facebook and subscribing to his newsletter. I had watched Siskel and Ebert occasionally when I was younger but just got tired of arguing with the TV. Whenever I tuned in he seemed to be hating a movie I liked.
But people kept sharing things he would say on facebook and as I read about his struggles with cancer, his love of his wife Chaz, I began to really like him.
Now I find myself becoming what in the past I detested, a movie reviewer. It wasn’t planned that way but when you challenge yourself to watch a movie a day you can’t help but have an opinion.
I’ve gone back and read many of Ebert’s reviews on his website hoping to gain by osmosis even a fraction of his talent for the written word. It’s easy to heap praise, it’s hard to say something is truly trash. It requires confidence and courage, something Mr. Ebert had in abundance. So out of all the articles I saw I decided to share this one. Hope there are none of your favorite films mentioned.