Roger Ebert, 1942-2013

One of the finest, perhaps most popular, and certainly influential film critics has passed away. ¬†Whether in the Chicago Sun-Times, in one of his countless books, on his television show, or on Twitter, Ebert gave us some of the best writing about movies, television, and entertainment. When he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975, it […]

John Hughes, 1950-2009

One of the people who made the 1980s such a great decade (at least for me) passed away suddenly on August 6. This loss is tragic, but we actually lost Hughes cinematically more than two decades ago. Beginning with National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) (which he wrote), John Hughes wrote, directed, or produced some of the […]