Roger Ebert

Citizen Kane: Opening with Bogdanovich & Ebert commentary

The opening scene from Orson Welles’ 1941 film “Citizen Kane”, starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten. Roger Ebert’s commentary on Citizen Kane is without a doubt the best DVD extra ever. Not only do you get the best film ever made, you get the best film school you’ll ever have for under $20. Peter Bogdanovich’s Read MoreRead More

Is Spoof Dead?

Chris Mazin pens an insightful commentary on the spoof genre and where it is right now. …But right now…what’s going on? After the box office high points of Scary Movie 1, 3 and 4, things have fallen off. Superhero Movie struggled to 25 million (although a healthy 45 million overseas helped its bottom line for Read MoreRead More

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

Death to the Film Critic – All Hail the CelebCult

Roger Ebert blogs about the current state of newspaper movie reviews: …A newspaper film critic is like a canary in a coal mine. When one croaks, get the hell out. The lengthening toll of former film critics acts as a poster child for the self-destruction of American newspapers, which once hoped to be more like Read MoreRead More

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