As a country, I don’t think we have the same connection to the movies we once did, let alone to a movie critic. Roger Ebert was different. He was one of my favorite writers (and tweeters) and had a great taste in movies. He published his last blog post, “A Leave of Presence,” on Tuesday and it was full of passion, dreams, and optimism. Hundreds left him well-wishes. Rest in peace, Roger. Two thumbs up for a life well-lived.
P.S. You can find his obituary from the Chicago Sun-Times, the paper he wrote for for 46 years, here.