Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Roger Ebert Returns, Yay Roger Ebert, Go Roger Ebert Go
After surgery to remove something cancerous from a salivary gland, and still without the use of his voice, Roger Ebert will get back to the business of writing reviews. Good. For him, and for us. Love this guy, love his writing, love his always open mind about what makes movies good, bad and great. He may also be the last, I really do think, of what most Americans might call actual, honest-to-God movie critics. Nobody else is as totally trusted, or known, and I'm not sure anybody ever will be. The rest of us—and no offense to Manohla or Harry or Lisa—are just writing, however passionately and well, for a niche. Or blogging.