About the Administrator
My name is Eric Robert Wilkinson. I’m 34 years old. I have an Associate’s in General Studies from Clackamas Community College with a focus on Film Studies, have completed a 40 Week Total Immersion Program at the Seattle Film Institute from 2001-02 and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Film from Portland State University in June 2016, aiming to attend/preparing for Graduate School majoring in Education and a Doctorate in Film or Journalism (OR vice-versa, I think), with eyes on becoming a professor down the line…
I have written, directed and edited two short student films at Clackamas Community College: Ouija in a Void (2006) and Kaddish (2007), as well as having taken part in numerous short student films while at SFI. While working at Safeway to make ends meet, I’m creating this blog to write new and post old film reviews of every film I’ve ever seen (that’s the goal, at any rate) and working on writing screenplays (feature and short) to direct in the future). Here’s a link to my short film Kaddish:
This site is a tribute to Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Richard Roeper and all the guest critics in the various formats of their TV series over the years, compiled by the administrator (me) via such pages as SiskelandEbert.org, EbertPresents.com, Ebert & Roeper Thumb Summary, and Rotten Tomatoes pages for the various critics involved. It is not an authorized reproduction of the various ratings or opinions gathered within. This is a fan site dedicated to the preservation of these important film critics' legacies.
About the Ratings
Both Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel (and eventually Richard Roeper) rated a pretty binary 4-star scale for their papers which translated to a "Thumbs Up" / "Thumbs Down" scale on television. Anything 3 to 4 stars was a thumbs up and anything 2.5 stars or lower (all the way to zero) was a thumbs down.
About the Critics