I’m sure Hollywood is wishing Roger Ebert thumbs up for a speedy recovery. Today, he’s in serious condition at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital after emergency surgery to repair complications from an earlier cancer surgery. I grew fond of the 64-year-old Chicago Sun-Times/Ebert & Roeper film critic when we sparred in a spirited discussion over Brokeback Mountain vs Crash for Oscar and ended up liking one another. My LA Weekly column, How Gay Will Oscar Go, kicked it off, then I elaborated with What Did I Tell You?. Ebert took issue, then I responded with Roger Ebert: Naif?. Then Ebert Got the Last Word.
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