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An inside look at what made Roger Ebert's 'At the Movies' so successful

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Sundance Institute

With the variations of At the Movies over the decades, Roger Ebert and his partner Gene Siskel indelibly transformed the way critics discussed film with the public. In 2011, Current AV Club staff writer Ignatiy Vishnevetsky joined critic Christy Lemire to co-host the show's final iteration. The show shuttered later that same year. Now, Vishnevestsky has published a wonderfully insightful and candid think piece on what made Ebert and Siskel's At the Movies work so well with audiences — and what made its last iteration doomed to fail. Read the full article here.