Roger Ebert
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"Roger Joseph Ebert" was an American film criticism/film critic, journalist, and screenwriter. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, Ebert was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. As of 2010, his reviews were print syndication/syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and abroad. Ebert also published more than 20 books and dozens of collections of reviews.

Ebert and Chicago Tribune critic Gene Siskel helped popularize nationally-televised film reviewing when they co-hosted the PBS show Sneak Previews, followed by several variously-named At the Movies (U.S. TV series)/At the Movies programs. The two verbally sparred and traded humorous barbs while discussing films. They created and trademarked the phrase "Two Thumbs Up," used when both hosts gave the same film a positive review. After Siskel died in 1999, Ebert continued hosting the show with various co-hosts and then, starting in 2000, with Richard Roeper.

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No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.

[If you like little films about birds you might also consider] The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. ... could be a surprise underground hit, because it is so warm and moving.

Most of us do not consciously look at movies.

I don't think he's an a-, ... But if he's going to persist in making bad movies, he's going to have to grow accustomed to reading bad reviews.

I am utterly bored by celebrity interviews. Most celebrities are devoid of interest.

Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly.

Beguiled by George S. Bush's easy smile and casual indifference to the details, we are on the brink of electing him to office. This isn't choosing a president, it's casting the lead in a sitcom about the presidency.

A lot of people didn't [have sex] in high school in the 1950s, ... My favorite actors include Robert Mitchum and Clint Eastwood . They don't look anything like me.