do you read him every day if he is such a bore to you?
don't you have better things to spend your time and energy on?
anyway, i disagree about the purposes of reviews perhaps. to me, no one is better at drawing out the important emotional and philosophical issues of movies in reviews better than Ebert. i usually only read the reviews of movies that he has liked. that way you get to look at the film from a perspective that finds insights and awe in it. reading a review of crappy movies is rarely educational, like watching a light weight get beaten up by a heavy weight boxer. sure they win, but who cares. critics shouldn't be about pummeling the artists but rather drawing out what is best in the aretwork. Roger Ebert can do that. maybe his writing only appeals to some tastes, not others.