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Ebert stood by his opinions with one notable exception — when Stern pointed out that Ebert had given The Godfather Part II a three-star rating in 1974, but had subsequently given The Godfather Part III three and a half stars.
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When asked by Ebert where the Reichswehr stood, von Seeckt answered “ The Reichswehr stands behind me ”, and after the question whether the Reichswehr was reliable, Seeckt answered: “ I don't know if it is reliable but it obeys my orders !”.
In a question and answer session following a festival screening, in response to an audience member who asked director Lin if he thought it was irresponsible to portray Asian-Americans in such a negative light, Roger Ebert stood up and said, angrily, " You wouldn't say that to a white filmmaker ".
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Roger Ebert approves of the use of the label in unsuccessful films that had been tampered with by studio executives, such as Sergio Leone's original cut of Once Upon a Time in America, and the moderately successful theatrical version of Daredevil, which were altered by studio interference for their theatrical release.
* An article by critic Roger Ebert describing his involvement with science fiction fanzines in the 1950s.
Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film three-and-a-half stars out of four, calling it " delightful and sly ", and directed with " light-hearted enchantment " by Newell.
" Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times praised Tate as " a wonder to behold ", but after describing the dialogue in one scene as " the most offensive and appalling vulgarity ever thrown up by any civilization ", concluded that, " I will be unable to take her any more seriously as a sex symbol than Raquel Welch.
Film critic Roger Ebert wrote that the book was " banal ," and that " The Little Engine That Could is, by comparison, a work of some depth and ambition.
Roger Joseph Ebert (; born June 18, 1942 ) is an American journalist, film critic and screenwriter, who has been described by Forbes as " the most powerful pundit in America ".
Ebert's most recent show, Ebert Presents: At the Movies, premiered on January 21, 2011, with Ebert contributing a review voiced by someone else in a brief segment called " Roger's Office ".
In 1975, Ebert and Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune began co-hosting a weekly film review television show, Sneak Previews, which was locally produced by the Chicago public broadcasting station WTTW.
In January 2005, when Rob Schneider insulted Los Angeles Times movie critic Patrick Goldstein, who panned his movie Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, by commenting that the critic was unqualified because he had never won the Pulitzer Prize, Ebert intervened by stating that, as a Pulitzer winner, he was qualified to review the film, and bluntly told Schneider, " Your movie sucks.
Ebert has been accused by some horror movie fans of bourgeois elitism in his dismissal of what he calls " Dead Teenager Movies ".
Ebert responded that the charge of prejudice was merely a euphemism for disagreement, that merely being moved by an experience does not denote it as artistic, and that critics are also consumers.
Cracked. com writer Robert Brockway responded by opining that this made Ebert unqualified to judge video games, and that debating Ebert on such a topic was comparable to " a structured philosophical debate on the importance of pacifism and restraint with a rabid badger: Your opponent is not only unqualified from the start, but it's obviously just out to attack you.
Ebert was also interviewed by Central Park Media for an extra feature on the DVD release of the anime film Grave of the Fireflies.
In 1996, Ebert appeared in Pitch, a documentary by Canadian film makers Spencer Rice and Kenny Hotz.
On May 4, 2010, Ebert was announced by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences as the Webby Person of the Year having taken to the Internet following his battle with cancer.
During a 1996 panel at the University of Colorado at Boulder's Conference on World Affairs, Ebert coined The Boulder Pledge, by which he vowed never to purchase anything offered through the result of an unsolicited email message, or to forward chain emails or mass emails to others.
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At the Movies ( originally Siskel and Ebert and The Movies, and later At the Movies with Ebert and Roeper ) is a movie review television program produced by Disney-ABC Domestic Television in which two film critics shared their opinions of newly released films.
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In a review in the Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert states: " Barrymore is the right actress for this role precisely because she approaches it with such grave calm.
The Weimar Republic under Friedrich Ebert violently suppressed workers ' uprisings with the help of Gustav Noske and Reichswehr General Groener, and tolerated the paramilitary Freikorps forming all across Germany.
Even provisional President Friedrich Ebert contributed to the myth when he saluted returning veterans with the oration that " no enemy has vanquished you " ( kein Feind hat euch überwunden!
Although movie critic Roger Ebert was not impressed with most of the other actors, he writes in his review, " ... we discover once again what a warm and engaging actor Peter Falk is.
One of the few critics to praise the film was Roger Ebert, and in fact, the film's reputation has grown in recent years, with many noting its uncompromising vision as well as its anticipation of the violent black comedy which became famous in the works of such directors as David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino.
Ebert concludes his review with the following line: " Every time I see the film, I feel a great sadness, that a human imagination could be so limited that it sees its own extinction as a victory.
Film critic Roger Ebert speculates in his review that the sequence introducing the leader Kambei ( in which the samurai shaves off his topknot, a sign of honor among samurai, in order to pose as a monk to rescue a boy from a kidnapper ) could be the origin of the practice, now common in action movies, of introducing the main hero with an undertaking unrelated to the main plot.
* 1957 Interbau Apartment blocks, Hansaviertel, Berlin, Germany, with The Architects ' Collaborative and Wils Ebert
Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film four out of four stars, calling it " an amazingly entertaining thriller " and " one of the best films so far this year ", with a " wonderful " ending.
Roger Ebert awarded the film two-and-a-half stars out of four, writing: " It is a well-directed film, because Besson has a natural gift for plunging into drama with a charged-up visual style.
Roger Ebert stated, " This is one of the smartest and most provocative of science fiction films, a thriller with ideas.
Roger Ebert compared the nature and vulnerability of Eastwood's portrayal of Josey Wales with his Man with No Name character in the Dollars westerns and praised the film's atmosphere.
Roger Ebert wrote, " Streep and Eastwood weave a spell, and it is based on that particular knowledge of love and self that comes with middle age.
The film met with generally positive reviews ; Roger Ebert gave it three and a half stars and described it as a " very good film ... with moments evoking great emotion ", while Variety Todd McCarthy wrote, " Inspirational on the face of it, Clint Eastwood's film has a predictable trajectory, but every scene brims with surprising details that accumulate into a rich fabric of history, cultural impressions and emotion.
Ebert is known for his film review column ( appearing in the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, and later online ) and for the television programs Sneak Previews, At the Movies with Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, and Siskel and Ebert and The Movies, all of which he co-hosted for a combined 23 years with Gene Siskel.
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Roger Ebert, who gave the film a mere one star in the Chicago Sun-Times, wrote :" The filmmakers must have known that the original Godzilla ( 1956 ) had many loyal fans all over the world who treasured the absurd dialogue, the bad lip-synching, the unbelievable special effects, the phony profundity.
Roger Ebert said of his performance: " For one thing, there's more of a human element in the movie, and it comes from Klaus Maria Brandauer, as Largo.
Roger Ebert commented that Dunst's creation of the child vampire Claudia was one of the " creepier " aspects of the film, and mentioned her ability to convey the impression of great age inside apparent youth.
One of Scorsese's most consistent supporters, Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times, wrote that " In countless ways, right down to the detail of modern TV crime shows, Mean Streets is one of the source points of modern movies.
Critical reception was mostly positive ; critics including Roger Ebert considered it one of the best Star Trek films.
Roger Ebert instantly praised it as one of the greatest films he ’ d ever seen, claiming: " Taxi Driver " is a hell, from the opening shot of a cab emerging from stygian clouds of steam to the climactic killing scene in which the camera finally looks straight down.
Roger Ebert gave the film a four-star rating and described it as one that " involves us deeply in the story, and then it reveals that the story is really about something else altogether.
The film led Roger Ebert to call Reiner " one of Hollywood's very best directors of comedy ", and said that it was " most conventional, in terms of structure and the way it fulfills our expectations.
Roger Ebert, of the Chicago Sun-Times, wrote, " What's nicest about the film is the way it treasures the good feelings people can have for one another ".
Roger Ebert noted that " Metropolis is one of the great achievements of the silent era, a work so audacious in its vision and so angry in its message that it is, if anything, more powerful today than when it was made.
Ebert has occasionally accused some films of having an unwholesome political agenda, and the word " fascist " accompanied more than one of Ebert's reviews of the law-and-order films of the 1970s such as Dirty Harry.
Ebert has clarified that he does not disparage horror movies as a whole, but that he draws a distinction between films like Nosferatu and The Silence of the Lambs, which he regards as " masterpieces ", and films which he feels consist of nothing more than groups of teenagers being killed off with the exception of one survivor to populate a sequel.
Ebert is one of the principal critics featured in Gerald Peary's 2009 documentary film For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism.
At one point, his status was so precarious that Ebert had a tracheotomy performed on his neck to reduce the effort of breathing while he recovered.
Although doctors have asked him to allow them to make one more attempt to restore his voice, Ebert has refused, indicating that he is done with surgery, and will likely decline significant intervention even if his cancer returns, as he feels that the last procedure he underwent did more harm than good.
marked a turning point in his career, one that would make him, in the words of film critic Roger Ebert, " the Olivier of spoofs.
Roger Ebert, who reacted favorably to other films of Romero's Dead Series, gave Day of the Dead one and a half stars.
Both Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert ranked the film as the best of 1989 and later ranked it as one of the top 10 films of the decade ( Siskel No. 6, Ebert # 4 ).