The End of an Era

The Chicago Reader has posted a tribute page commemorating film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum, who is retiring from the Reader after 20 years of providing some of the most thoughtful, erudite and purposeful film writing out there. Those who've gleaned his list of 1000 essential films posted on my site may already have seen what I've written about him. The tribute page has culled together Jonathan's favorite reviews of the last 20 years - from that list I highly recommend the ones on A.I. Artificial Intelligence, M, Rear Window, and Taxi Driver. There's also a two part video interview in which Jonathan discusses his retirement. I've embedded them here as well. (And what's witht he cathedral framing?)

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Part Two: