Who doesn’t like Roger Ebert?
First of all, he’s a local Chicago guy. I once took a class of his at the University of Chicago extension on silent movies.
He almost made it interesting.
In my book, his advocacy of small films, indie films, off-beat films and progressive politics places him along side legendary Chicago journalists such as Mike Royko and Studs Terkel (he was friends with both when they were alive).
His approach to his battles with illness is inspiring
So it was greatly disappointing when Ebert seemed to buy into the Waiting for Superman bullshit and gave it a thumbs up review when it was first released.
But he’s recanted.
Tweeting today, Ebert said, “Why maybe “Waiting for Superman” wasn’t all that it seemed. If I’d known, my review would have been different.”
He then links to the Valerie Strauss article in the Washington Post.
Good going, Roger.