Mixed feeling about Ebert. His reviews were more interesting that many because he was intellectual enough to really critique film but enough of a movie fan to not be too snobby. The downside is that with their t.v. show, he and Siskel reduced criticism to simple yes or no (thumbs up or down) with no middle ground. Nowdays everyone's a critic. Me, I find it hard to recommend movies to people I know because most people have narrow tastes in what they like.