The Roger Ebert Conference Center Announcement - Cannes Film Festival 2009
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Sad day you guys. Roger Ebert, the surviving half of film reviewing super-team Siskel and Ebert and one of the most well-known and prolific film critics in the world, has died from cancer. He was 70, which seems like it should read he was “only 70.” Two days ago he posted this note about how he was taking “a leave of presence.”

Definitely a big loss for movie lovers everywhere. Besides just being a critic, he was a great writer, and as NPR notes, he was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize, back in 1975. In 2005 Michael Krasny interviewed him on Forum. Listen to the full interview and then watch his take on the San Francisco classic, Vertigo:

Roger Ebert Dies; Watch Him Review Vertigo and Listen to Him on Forum 4 April,2013Lizzy Acker


Lizzy Acker

Lizzy Acker’s work has been published in Nano Fiction, Fanzine, Joyland, Eleven Eleven and elsewhere. She has read with Bang Out, RADAR, Quiet Lightening and others. Her first book, Monster Party, was released in December of 2010 by Small Desk Press.

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