Celebrity Birthday of the Day – June 18

rogerebert2It has only been a couple of months since Roger Ebert died, but his passing still resonates in the world of film review and criticism. Without Ebert to weigh in on nearly every movie that’s released, I don’t know who to trust! We’ve already done an extensive tribute to Roger Ebert here in The Back Row, so I encourage you to click here to read all of our Ebert coverage, but the long and short of it is that Roger Ebert loved the movies. He loved to watch and analyze and discuss cinema, and all of us film nerds owe a lot to his popularization of film criticism. Most famous for his work with Gene Siskel on their various television film review series, Ebert also pioneered the “Thumb up” film rating, which is so well-known that it’s a cliche. He died after an eleven year battle with cancer at the age of 70. In his final blog entry, he had this to say: “So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I’ll see you at the movies.”


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