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Siskel and Ebert at the Movies

Why There Will Never Be Another

Mike Ryan | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

No one has successfully launched a film-review television series since Siskel & Ebert. I think that's because all who have tried have made the audience feel stupid in one of two ways -- either by being too knowledgable, in a way that's alienating, or by being not knowledgable enough, in a way that makes you think, Why am I watching this?

At the Movies: The Curtain Falls on a Chicago Institution

Donald Liebenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Donald Liebenson

Siskel and Ebert were the unlikeliest of pop culture icons. The cancellation of At the Movies is another ominous portent for the future of serious film criticism.

Ebert Pays Tribute To Siskel: 'He Is In My Mind Almost Every Day'

Roger Ebert's Journal | Roger Ebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gene Siskel and I were like tuning forks. Strike one, and the other would pick up the same frequency. When we were in a group together, we were always...