Roger Ebert, in his latest blog post, on why he is one of the more generous major film critics out there:
I have quoted countless times a sentence by the critic Robert Warshow (1917-1955), who wrote: “A man goes to the movies. The critic must be honest enough to admit that he is that man.” If my admiration for a movie is inspired by populism, politics, personal experience, generic conventions or even lust, I must say so. I cannot walk out of a movie that engaged me and deny that it did. I must certainly never lower it from three to 2.5 so I can look better on the Metacritic scale.
No time for major commentary on this one right now, but suffice it to say that there are times when I am inclined to say: “The Christian must be honest enough to admit that he is that man.”