We’re devastated to hear of Roger Ebert’s passing. His legacy will live on through the filmmakers, movie lovers and critics he inspired.
RIP Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert, the legendary film critic whose “thumbs-up, thumbs-down” evaluations have become synonymous with cinema reviews, passed away today at age 70 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Just recently, he had announced that he would take a leave of absence from his work at the Chicago Sun-Times.
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So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I’ll see you at the movies.
“Roger Ebert was one of the great champions of freedom of artistic expression. When the power of independent film was still unknown and few would support it, Roger was there for our artists. His personal passion for cinema was boundless, and that is sure to be his legacy for generations to come.” — Robert Redford
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