“He never came off as pretentious or snobby, he had an equal enjoyment for highbrow “art” as campy “trash.” With unwavering disregard for convention, he called ‘em as he saw ‘em, honoring talented filmmakers across the spectrums of style, taste, budget, and notoriety.”
Yep, that about sums it up.
R.I.P Roger Ebert, my inspiration and guide as a film critic 😦 And critic is probably not even the appropriate term, for unlike many others, he never seemed to be talking down to his readers, making them feel like he was oh-so-much-smarter than them. He was just one of us, having a chat with us about the movie as we stepped out of the cinema together. Shall miss his words terribly.