***THIS WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED HERE FOR THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS ON APRIL 4TH, 2013***
In a world of mass social media and a blogosphere so big that anyone can eternally etch their quickly formed opinions into hyperspace, people often ask what the point of a film critic is. When someone is as well-respected and revered as the late Roger Ebert, that question requires no answer.
It’s hard not to make this post personal, but Roger Ebert was nothing short of an inspiration to many, many writers, both aspiring and established, with his belief that, ‘No good film is too long,’ becoming a mantra to those who shared even a fraction of his passion. But for a man with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Pulitzer Prize, he’d be too modest to admit that he was any sort of idol. Continue reading