04 April 2013

"I'll be able at last to do what I've always fantasized about doing: reviewing only the movies I want to review." --Roger Ebert

Like everyone else I am stunned practically into silence by Roger Ebert's passing, news of which broke today. Ebert had just announced this week that his cancer had recurred and he would be cutting back on day-to-day writing at his truly spectacular site, and that was bad enough news for those of us who love his writing. I think the best memorial that can be offered is to point toward his thousands of reviews and to his funny, earthy, amazing memoir LIFE ITSELF.

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