Archive: April, 2013
Gary Thompson, Daily News Film Critic
When Roger Ebert's passed, it was nice to see Hollywood, in the person of folks like Martin Scorsese and Jason Reitman, paying their respects.
I remember the uncomfortable silence that attended Gene Siskel’s in memorium at the Oscars – no doubt there were some old wounds there -- and I thought that was too bad.
No such restraint of feeling for Ebert, perhaps because Hollywood knows what a powerful advocate Ebert has been for an industry that by rights should be as dead as the record business.