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"If stars were absolute and four stars were calibrated at the level of 'The Godfather' or 'Citizen Kane,' there might be years without a single four-star movie."  (Roger Ebert, on rating films using the 'four-star' system)

"Many people believe the names of In 'n Out and Steak 'n Shake perfectly describe the contrast in bedroom techniques between the coast and the heartland."  (Roger Ebert)

"Movies are not about moving, but about whether to move."  (Roger Ebert)

"My motto: No good movie is depressing, all bad movies are depressing."  (Roger Ebert)

"There is a kind of franchising of movies going on right now, in which the big studio product is like fast food: bad for you, but available on every corner. Good and challenging movies are limited to release in big cities and in a handful of independently booked cinemas. Whole states and sections of the country never see the best new films on big screens, and they're not always easy to find on video."  (Roger Ebert, 2004)

"We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls."  (Roger Ebert)

"When I go to the movies, one of my strongest desires is to be shown something new. I want to go to new places, meet new people, have new experiences. When I see Hollywood formulas mindlessly repeated, a little something dies inside of me: I have lost two hours to boors who insist on telling me stories I have heard before."  (Roger Ebert)

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