ROGER EBERT dead at 70

A film criticism giant passes on

In terms of health he had no luck. Various forms of cancer had been gnawing away at his body for years and he had lost his jaw to a tumor. But as film critic, Roger Ebert, who passed away yesterday at 70, was an icon for a profession that's often misunderstood, if not ignored. I often recoiled at discovering that a movie had been reduced to a "thumbs up" or a "thumbs down" but what's there not to ... more >