Patton Oswalt and Roger Ebert, Sittin’ In a Tree

But as far as my tastes in cinema go, it was the yearly editions of Roger’s Movie Home Companion, all through the eighties, which led me upwards towards Ozu and Welles, downwards to Sybil Danning in The Howling, Part II and sideways to Infra-Man (“When they stop making movies like Infra-Man, a little light will go out of the world.”) I know that for a generation before me it was Pauline Kael, but I missed out on her until I’d graduated college. For a suburban kid with no car and slim pickings at Erol’s Video Rentals (before it became Blockbuster) Ebert’s reviews made those video store visits count.