In Memoriam 1942 – 2013 “Roger Ebert loved movies.”

RogerEbert.com

Thumb_poltergeist

Poltergeist

Rarely has a remake felt more contractually obligated than the 2015 version of Poltergeist.

Thumb_jrz5dbcqdqtrdfxq1yhmdcqy6yd

Sunshine Superman

I found Jean Boenish’s philosophical musings less than persuasive. And I don’t think my fear of heights was the reason for my bias.

Other Reviews
Review Archives
Thumb_xbepftvyieurxopaxyzgtgtkwgw

Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

Thumb_jrluxpegcv11ostmz1fqha1bkxq

Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

Other Reviews
Great Movie Archives
Other Articles
Far Flunger Archives
Other Articles
Channel Archives
Primary_eb20100615commentary100619994ar

Webby Award names Ebert person of year

See Jimmy Fallon's introduction and Roger and Chaz Ebert's acceptance, here.

NEW YORK -- Recipients of the Webby Award are famously limited to acceptance speeches of only five words.

The always-competitive Roger Ebert needed only three.

"Veni, vidi, vici," Ebert said as he claimed the Webby for Person of the Year. That's Latin for "I came, I saw, I conquered . . ."

Often called the Oscars of the Internet, the Webbys -- presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences -- honor the best in a wide range of Internet-related categories.

The 14th annual ceremony took place Monday night in New York City.

Ebert was cited "for his contributions to the craft of online writing and journalism.''

The Chicago Sun-Times' Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic earned praise for his insightful online journal and for making the Internet "a more thoughtful, engaging and self-aware environment."

In introducing him to an extended standing ovation, comedian Jimmy Fallon spoke of Ebert's "moving online meditations on life, communication and the world around him."

Among the "weberati" at the ceremony held at Cipriani Wall Street were the band OK Go (Film & Video Artist of the Year); Amy Poehler, who won a best actress Webby for her online series "Smart Girls at the Party"; Arianna Huffington; Ne-Yo; Buzz Aldrin; Lisa Kudrow; Isabella Rossellini, and "This American Life" host Ira Glass.

See Jimmy Fallon's introduction and Roger Ebert's acceptance speech here:

http://j.mp/c8jQXa

Popular Blog Posts

Who do you read? Good Roger, or Bad Roger?

This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr...

Bill Murray, iPhones and Our One-Handed Species

An essay on how technology has rendered us a one-handed species.

"2001" -- The Monolith and the Message

Good parables explain themselves. After you have read the story of Lazarus in the Bible, you don't need anyone to exp...

Video games can never be art

Having once made the statement above, I have declined all opportunities to ...

Reveal Comments
comments powered by Disqus