Roger Ebert was arguably the finest movie critic around, unarguably the most famous. The first critic to win a Pulitzer for his work, he had written for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, but it was his television show At the Movies with Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert that brought him into the homes of millions of Americans and made him and partner Gene Siskel household names. He left an enduring legacy, and will be remembered by many fans and critics. What better way to celebrate the man than with a marathon of his favourite movies? Well, at least the ones he thought were the very best; his ballot from the latest Sight & Sound poll of the greatest movies of all time is wonderful, and not stuck in the past- Terence Malick’s The Tree of Life was released in 2011 and won a prime spot on his list. Who knows what it would have looked like ten years from now, at the next poll?

A marathon would almost run 1300 minutes, 22 hours, almost a full day of classic movies. But for those inclined, here they are, in alphabetical order:

Aguirre, The Wrath of God

Apocalypse Now

Citizen Kane

La Dolce Vita

The General

Raging Bull

2001: A Space Odyssey

Tokyo Story

The Tree of Life

Vertigo

See you at the movies, Roger.

Steven Spriensma is a journalist and former news editor at Ignite News.
He has a degree in Geography from McMaster University and an advanced diploma in journalism from Mohawk College.

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