Dear Reader,

Here is another comment on Jonathan Rosenbaum’s “Junket Bonds” (11-17-2000): the popular movie reviewers seem to lack the requisite humanities background to make intelligent comments on movies. Richard Roeper’s choice to take Siskel’s place with Roger Ebert is questionable on these grounds. Siskel, rest his soul in peace, left a good deal to be desired as a film critic. Ebert’s comments were always of interest.

Roger Ebert’s classes years ago on French New Wave were superb. Maybe he feels filmgoers aren’t interested in true criticism now. He may be underestimating a lot of the filmgoers today.


Emma and Ellen Baker