The reason that I valued his reviews over those of any other critic is that he knew his audience. If he was reviewing a kids movie, he critiqued it from the perspective of a kid; if he was reviewing a horror slasher, he critiqued it from the perspective of a fan of that genre. In this way, his reviews were always fair to the target audience of an individual film.
For this reason, I never disagreed with his opinions. To write his reviews, he walked a mile in the viewer's shoes, and crafted a criticism that was accessible to the modern film-going public. He was fair, and could be equally praiseworthy or harsh, but nearly every time the film deserved it. He will be missed.