Matt at Scrubbles links to an excellent article by Christopher Kelly of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about the “herd mentality” of most movie critics when it comes to picking the best films of the year. After reading it I immediately went back to read Ebert’s Top Ten list, and I was disappointed to see that his choices mostly lined up with everybody else’s. He does mention some more obscure and interesting titles in his “Special Jury Prizes” and “Honorable Mentions,” though. I still like the Eeb… His taste in film, while perhaps sometimes pedestrian, is very similar to my own and I always enjoy his sense of humor, especially in his Movie Answer Man column.

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