A lot has been said about how Roger Ebert was an important person in the world of film criticism, and how he gave insightful commentary on topics far and wide. So instead of writing a tribute I thought I would let his work speak for itself.
If you only read one thing from Roger Ebert, read this essay on race in America.
For his sense of humor read this Sex and the City 2 review.
For his love of cinema read this City of God review.
For great analysis of a tough film read this Crash review.
For his take on Film Criticism, read this essay.
Thanks, Mr. Ebert. You will be missed.