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Offline Shiny

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"At The Movies...with the *******"
« on: April 05, 2013, 09:04:26 PM »
RIP Ebert. Although you jumped the shark years ago, and pretty much had the same format throughout, you still had pretty good taste on film.

Sure I prefer Kael because she seemed to rely more on pleasure than pretentiousness, but your weekly dirge into bad/good movies will be a loss. I definitely thank him for movies I would have never of thought to watch, like Aguirre: The Wrath of God for example. He did play it pedestrian, but overall he was one of the more objective critics, unlike Armond White who is about as subjective obtuse as you could get.

And if anyone didn't get the thread title, youtube "Siskel Ebert uncensored". Funny stuff and NSFW for language.

I can't really single out a film review that stood out to me as his best. Although he was wrong about Blade Runner in 82, I can respect his revision of the Final Cut saying the romance scene was a dud (although I like it for it's awkwardness if you buy into the whole Deckard replicant thing).
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Re: "At The Movies...with the *******"
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 11:10:38 PM »
If his only accomplishment was getting you to watch Aguirre: Der Zorn Gottes, then he died a successful man.
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