Very sad news with the passing of the great Andrew Sarris. When I first came online in 1994 or so, he was the first critic I archived and went to every week. His critical film books were revelatory to me and his style of writing (which I still mimic to this day and can still recollect how he always addressed the actors and directors as "Mr. and Mrs") instilled a deep intelligence of film as an art.
Andrew Sarris obit.
Collection of his top ten films by year since 1958... a must read and one that has been driving me for years to see all the films if possible.
My own assessment of Sarris from a years ago in lieu of a blogathon.