Iconic Film Critic Roger Ebert Passes Away at 70

Film critic Roger Ebert passed away today at the age of 70, marking the end of an era in film criticism.

To many of us of a certain age, this comes as devastating news. Roger and his critic partner Gene Siskel were a part of my formative years, and I remember sneaking downstairs at 1 AM on Saturday nights to watch At The Movies, and I followed the show through its various incarnations, until Gene’s death in 1999.

Tomorrow Louis Virtel will take a look at the impact Roger made in helping to shine the spotlight on gay films throughout the years, but below you can see Gene and Roger behind-the-scenes at their hilarious bitchy best.

Goodbye, Roger, and rest in peace.

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