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RIP Roger Ebert watch


    He was clearly comfortable critiquing literary type 'classics' as well as 'popcorn' films on a par. I think that his work will continue to make interesting, entertaining, reading as a result with thankfully none of the sensationalism that critics can aim for when they give a film that is actually merely average a terrible 'turkey' rating instead.

    Obviously he had a different attitude to games than to films, mainly because games were not fixed- the player could control the speed of the plot and they did not necessarily show the same narrative every time.

    I suppose he and Gene Siskel were a forerunners of the 'geek' age of movie criticism, only with a more intellectual, rounded, double act accidentally made up of 2 individuals, approach.

    But they don't need people like me to say that - they were famous and respected by movie stars themselves.

    Bless you Roger Ebert.
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