Thursday, April 4, 2013

Roger Ebert 1942-2013

Today is a sad day. I'm going to miss you, Mr. Ebert.

You were honestly one of my biggest influences, both as a writer and an amateur critic. I owe a lot of my style to you. You taught me how to look at each film with an open mind, how to treasure the "lowbrow" movies for bringing us delight, and how to be snarky without coming off as cruel (unless, of course, the movie really, really deserves ridicule). I quote you, I emulate you, I look up to you. I always will.

Thank you so much. Rest in peace.

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