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FILM CRITIC Roger Ebert 1942 – 2013

FILM Roger Ebert

    Associated Press

    Film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert

    Roger Ebert’s 2003 review of Three Colours: Blue, White Red, was the first time I read one of his reviews. From then on I always checked him out for any film I had watched. If you’ve never read his reviews that would be a good place to start. These are not easy films for the inexpert to come up with cogent explanations and assessments of. He does a very good job here.

    It’ll be strange not finding his concise reviews via Rotten Tomatoes.

    Roger went on to have his own website,, on which others like Jim Emerson wrote about film.

    There are umpteen obituaries and assessments of him as film reviewer. It hardly seems worth laboriously putting up masses of links to these. I’ll take my time looking through them and make a small selection.

    29 April 2013

    In the meantime one on Ebert and one of his reviews:

    Talmud Meets Cinema Studies: Roger Ebert as the Rashi of Movies
    Daniel Ross Goodman, 20 April 2013, Bright Lights Film Journal

    Synecdoche, New York A 2008 review of the film when it first came out.

    April 13, 2013 Posted by | film reviewers, Roger Ebert | , , | Leave a comment