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The Balcony is Closed, R.I.P. Roger Ebert

Film critic Roger Ebert has lost his long battle with cancer that originally affected his thyroid.

Mr. Ebert has long been one of the only movie critics that I saw eye to eye with.  I did take issue with his stance that video/computer games are not art, but I think time has proved him wrong.  I often watched the Gene Siskel and Rogert Ebert synidacted film review shows over the years, most of the time thinking Siskel took himself the film (as entertainment) much too serious.  Ebert seemed to be the opposite, tempering his reviews with the understanding that modern film is entertainment first, with art usually taking a back seat.  Ironically he seemed to take a different view with respect to video/computer games.

The balcony is officially closed.

The Balcony is Closed, R.I.P. Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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