Film Critic Roger Ebert: 1942 - 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013 |
Ebert at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2001/ CP Photo:Kevin Frayer
As a film critic, he was all thumbs -- and very dexterous. So much so that he became the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize. Roger Ebert -- a pioneer of movie criticism -- died today. He was 70 years old. Mr. Ebert was best-known for the TV programs Sneak Peek Previews and Siskel and Ebert At The Movies, in which he and his sparring partner Gene Siskel would give movies a boost with a thumbs-up, or the kiss of death: the dreaded thumbs-down.