I thought Roger taught me to watch, to look, to see. I thought he taught me to formulate opinions, discern a smart plot from schlock. I was wrong. He taught me that writing drives a stake into our time, priceless, however brief....more
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“The “strong female character” who comes closest to equaling Carrie’s volume of carnage is arguably the Bride. But before she turns the House of Blue Leaves into a crimson slip-and-slide, she is battered in flashback after flashback…Before she gets to knife her enemies in the heart or claim their severed limbs, she must lose her husband-to-be and her unborn baby.”
Rumpus contributor Laura Bogart breaks down the correlation to what is perceived as “the strong female character” and on screen violence....more
Roger Ebert had this elegance about him that made us all want to be like him....more
The New Yorker pays tribute to Roger Ebert in “Postscript: Roger Ebert, 1942-2013.” The article states:
Ebert writes, in the introduction to his 2006 anthology of his work, “Awake in the Dark,” of seeing “three movies during a routine workday,” and, according to Douglas Martin’s obituary in the Times, Ebert “said he saw 500 films a year and reviewed half of them.” Some movies elicit passionate exultation; others, passionate revulsion.