Over the Moon: A Critic in Top Form

At this time of year, when film lovers everywhere are posting their top ten lists and talking about which films deserve Oscars, I hear a lot of moviegoers complaining about critics. They talk about critics as if critics purposefully and habitually disdain anything that a "normal person" could enjoy. They speak as if critics deliberately seek out things that are merely complicated or "intellectual."Recently, when I praised The Master, another moviegoer groaned and said, "That movie was made … [Read more...]