Roger Ebert: “What’s your favorite movie?”

Is there a difference between “the greatest film of all time” and “your favorite movie?” Roger Ebert discusses those 2 questions and how the answer(s) change as the viewer changes.

…So it’s settled: “Citizen Kane” is the official greatest film of all time, with Renoir’s “Rules of the Game” (1939) close on its heels. “Kane” is important both for itself and for what it symbolizes. But people don’t always ask about the greatest film. They ask, “What’s your favorite movie?” Again, I always answer with “Citizen Kane.” But is that true, or only convenient?

— Roger Ebert | Read The Full Article