Roger Ebert

The amusingly witty and biting film critic Roger Ebert died this week. I won’t rehash any of the commentary around that, but I do want to post one of my favourite pieces of one of his film reviews:

Here it is at last, the first 150-minute trailer. ‘Armageddon’, is cut together like its own highlights. Take almost any 30 seconds at random, and you’d have a TV ad. The movie is an assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense and the human desire to be entertained. No matter what they’re charging to get in, it’s worth more to get out.

For more, read the full review.