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Is Ben Lyons the most hated film critic in America?

Ben Lyons, one of the new faces on “At the Movies” (Siskel and Ebert’s famous show) isn’t winning a lot of fans. …In the four months since the fresh-faced 27-year-old “movie dude” for the E! Entertainment Network was installed to co-host a revamped version of the venerable movie review program “At the Movies,” he has Read MoreRead More

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” Read MoreRead More

Lyons and Mankiewicz “At the Movies?” “The Balcony is Closed!”

Lyons and Mankiewicz “At the Movies?” What the Hell? The latest incarnation of “At the Movies” premiered this week. We can now say the venerable 30 year old show Siskel and Ebert made famous is official dead. We all hoped Roger Ebert would return to his hosting duties after leaving the show in 2006 due Read MoreRead More