Best & Worst of 2011
Ignatiy’s Pick of the Best of the Year:
5 – The Tree of Life
4 – Certified Copy
3 – The Skin I Live In
2 – House of Pleasures
1 – Mysteries of Lisbon
Christy’s Pick of the Best of the Year:
5 – Bellflower
4 – The Tree of Life
3 – The Myth of the American Sleepover
2 – 50/50
1 – Martha Marcy May Marlene
Roger’s Pick of the Best of the Year:
5 – Take Shelter
4 – Hugo
3 – The Tree of Life
2 – Shame
1 – A Separation
Christy’s Pick of the Worst of the Year:
1 – New Year’s Eve
Ignatiy’s Pick of the Worst of the Year:
1 – Forks Over Knives
Roger’s Pick of the Worst of the Year:
1 The Human Centipede 2
Roger & Chaz say goodbye to everyone in this show.
8 thoughts on “Best & Worst of 2011”
Happy to see Roger in the balcony one more time. Too bad they couldn’t get the show started up again.
This is the other video I found where I believe the embed is broken. I can’t see the video.
It’s fixed, Jedi. It look a like I need to check each decade out to see if everything is working. Thanks!
“Its fixed, Jedi”… why do I hear the evil emperor Palpatine when you say that?
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It didn’t get renewal for its 2012 season and it ended unexpectedly for a good reason. Despite of a wonderful balcony set and a perfect way to bring back the movie review format that made Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert famous, it felt forgettable and depressing. Both Christy Lemire and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky (That’s how it spelled) just didn’t worked for me. Perhaps, if Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott and even Roeper were the host, I think it would have been better. It was nice to see Roger Ebert and his wife Chaz one last time but it was really sad at the same time.
Also, found out the reason why this series ended into what was supposedly been a permanent hiatus because according to Ebert himself, the show had difficulties finding new sources of financial underwriting and couldn’t arranged for funding after both him and Chaz had paid for the first season of that year.
Here’s a link to that story of Ebert’s blog through “Internet Archive” titled, “The chimes at Midnight”..:
How very sad. I hadn’t seen Roger’s show farewell until today. Such a let down that there wasn’t funding to continue the show. He only died 2 years later? Truly the end of an era. I had been watching the show since 1979 on PBS. I remember it being on at 9pm, so it was bedtime right after it ended. I was 12 and it was always a school night.
Farewell Roger and Gene. You were a big part of my growing up.