Roger Ebert, R.I.P.
Famous film critic Roger Ebert has died. He could be as scathing as any critic, but he also displayed a passionate love of movies and film-making more warmhearted and heartfelt than most others I read. Full of wonder and excitement at the new and surprising, he was a solid writer and clever wordsmith whose reviews were a joy to read even if the film under his gaze would elicit nothing of the sort.
Here he is reviewing my favorite movie, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia.