The lede to Roger Ebert’s review of a new Michael Keaton film:
Good actors sometimes despair of finding worthy opportunities. They cheerlessly attend a premiere of their new film and think, ‘I could direct better than this dingbat.’ Sometimes they’re right. I give you Michael Keaton, whose ‘The Merry Gentleman’ is original, absorbing and curiously moving in ways that are far from expected. Keaton once starred in ‘Jack Frost’ as a boy’s father imprisoned in a snowman. Think about that.
That’s why I love reading Roger Ebert.