After reading the headlines it came to my attention that the respected film critic Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70. I must say I was slightly surprised and saddened by this news. It seems like I just discovered who he was. In my quest to learn more about films I would inevitably bump into reviews by Ebert and pretty soon I began to look for his reviews specifically to know what he had to say. At first I had no idea who this critic from the Chicago Sun Times was and now as a film enthusiast I have a greater appreciation for him. He certainly must be recognized for the influence he had not only on film criticism but film itself.
Here is a link to his website: http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/