Tag Archives: Gene Siskel

Thinking Out Loud: Remembering Roger Ebert

For this week’s Thinking Out Loud missive, I wanted to just talk about Roger Ebert, who passed away one year ago yesterday. Anyone in my age group who’s published a review of a film owes some level of a debt to Ebert, who very much paved the way for us[...]

Roger Ebert was an inspiration to all of us who loved movies

Roger Ebert has died, but the art form he loved is very much alive. We honor him not so much by remembering his reviews of North but rather his and Gene Siskel’s raves for Do The Right Thing during a time when pundits were sure that Spike Lee’s drama would[...]

Roger Ebert says financially-strapped “At the Movies” may end

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Is Roger Ebert’s retrofitted “At the Movies” about to get a thumbs down? The longtime critic and television personality says its possible if the program can’t receive significant financial backing before the end of its current season. “Unless we find an angel, our television program will[...]

Who will win the Oscar?: Roger Ebert makes his predictions

HollywoodNews.com: Film critic Roger Ebert discussed the possible Oscar wins and upsets on his website today. According to Ebert, it’s going to be the year of the King—although that’s not the film he thinks should win. “If I were still doing “If We Picked the Winners” with Gene Siskel, my[...]

Harry Knowles relays harrowing, near-death experience on AICN

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: What is it about film criticism that’s so detrimental to one’s health? Gene Siskel passed away before his time. Joel Siegel did, as well. The Broadcast Film Critics Association recently lamented the loss longtime movie reporter Dan Dinicola. Roger Ebert’s health battles have been well documented.[...]