Friday, April 5, 2013

RIP Roger Ebert

The world's most famous film critic has just passed away.

Breaking News: Roger Ebert died yesterday at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer. Ebert worked as film critic for Chicago Sun-Times since 1967 and publish many of his reviews on his own website.  He will be fondly remembered for his wit and insights on the art of film making. Ebert was also an outspoken critic of the American film rating system, violence in the media, and a supporter of artistic expression. He helped popularize the film star rating system and created the 'thumbs up, thumbs down' review summaries with his partner Gene Siskel (who died in 1999). In 1975, Ebert became the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. More can be read about Ebert here from The New York Times