Which film critics do you trust (if any?)

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I've got to stick up for Kauffmann. From the early '60s to well into the '80s, I think he was one of the greatest film critics ever.

clemenza, Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Wesley Morris wins Pulitzer.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 16 April 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've never read him. He had some segments in the film-critic documentary mentioned above--seemed pretty level-headed.

clemenza, Monday, 16 April 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

ive never read him either but i just googled him and he sounds cool:

The Lucky One movie review -- The Lucky One showtimes - The ...
www.boston.com/.../lucky_one_is_an_unfortunate_union_for_zac_e...
4 days ago – Seeing her and Efron fumble at each other is like watching a stick of butter and a bag of flour not turn into cake. (101 min., PG-13) (Wesley Morris)

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

who are some cool critics i should be reading. ive never been a guy who reads many reviews, so i dont really know my denbys from my scotts.

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

David Edelstein (heretical Paulette).

clemenza, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 12:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

stay far, far away from anyone who has ever been called a 'paulette.'

dave kehr is good.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hoberman still writing here and elsewhere:

http://www.tabletmag.com/author/j-hoberman/

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've been getting hoberman and rosenbaum mixed up for a zillion years. rosenbaum's retired right?

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

He has a blog.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

stay far, far away from anyone who has ever been called a 'paulette.'

Majorly disagree. The more important question is, did they stay there or eventually break away? If they took the good stuff and then moved on, that's a positive.

clemenza, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

He has a blog.
--World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius)

Yup: http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.com

Waterloo? Oh, we've sunsetted that. (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Edelstein and Zacharek of the glossy critics; Rosenbaum, Thomson, Taubin, Kenny, and the Slant crew elsewhere.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

david bordwell's blog is gd

usually enjoy jonathan romney's contributions to sight and sound

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah ive been reading bordwell's blog lately. that guy knows his shit!

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bordwell is great for a specific thing. It's funny how much academics hate him though.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

what specific thing is that

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 21:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

afaik academics partic hate the classroom popularity of bordwell's Film Art: An introduction bk, and esp the 'formalist'/historical approach to film reading offered therein (as opposed to the more politically engaged/textualist wing of robin wood, andrew britton etc). for me, film art is a p valuable introductory text to certain questions that are worth raising and thinking abt in relation to film, but obv its not the whole story, doesn't pretend to be, tho' it is polemical in intent, i guess (it also has some v well chosen images/examples that have, along w/ the relatively accessible content/style, made it a popular film studies 'tool'.) i really like bordwell's bk on ozu, and in the 80s i attended a personally revealatory ozu season at the nft that he curated and introduced. so yay.

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh and tim lucas usually writes abt interesting films on his blog:

http://www.vwpro.blogspot.co.uk/

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

David Hudson, keeper of the Mubi Notebook, will now be giving you essential daily news (ie, Sl4nt links) here:

http://www.fandor.com/blog/welcome-to-keyframe-daily/

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 May 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Stephanie Zacharek deep6'd at Movieline

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 8 June 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Found out yesterday – it sucks.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 8 June 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

also, Jim Emerson slaps around this David Carr person who I'm glad I've generally ignored up til now:

http://blogs.suntimes.com/scanners/2012/06/ao_scott_on_criticism_this_is_.html

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 8 June 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Carr is the primary subject of that Page One doc about the NYT, IIRC.

Never translate Dutch (jaymc), Friday, 8 June 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

He's also awesome in that scene where she smacks down the Vice assholes.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Friday, 8 June 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

well now we know he likes to say ridiculous things about film criticism.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 8 June 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah. Carr is worth reading though.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Friday, 8 June 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

One email even linked to its author’s “takedown of Paul Blart: Mall Cop”, a piece that had been posted about three months after that movie was released, which is to say about two months after it was forgotten.

Way to avoid open-mike-night stylings.

old people are made of poop (Eric H.), Thursday, 14 June 2012 03:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Should he even be calling it criticism since he is mostly referring to internet flash mob? Also, lol at someone writing in Britishes newspaper complaining about snark.

Can we be shown Zardoz + Nick Lowe? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 14 June 2012 10:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

post in here in case people missed the other thread: RIP Andrew Sarris

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/movies/andrew-sarris-film-critic-dies-at-83.html?pagewanted=all

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I admired AS's unapologetic Francophilia. In '96-97 he even did top-10 French lists for the year.

http://alumnus.caltech.edu/~ejohnson/critics/sarris.html

Also, he helped me learn to love silents, screwball, and Fassbinder.

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Andrew Sarris RIP

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Didn't realize Hoberman has a new collection coming out:

http://www.versobooks.com/books/1042-film-after-film

(Big photo.) He's going to be in Toronto for a signing on the 9th, so, even though I hate getting mixed up with that whole film-festival crowd, I will make an effort to get out to that.

clemenza, Saturday, 1 September 2012 01:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

First Andrew Sarris, then Judith Crist also died this summer.

Josefa, Saturday, 1 September 2012 04:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

podcast with extensive interviews with film critics/bloggers. i've listened to the Keith Uhlich one and it was enjoyable. http://www.thecinephiliacs.net/

Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Saturday, 1 September 2012 05:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

He's a bro and super gay.

Eric H., Saturday, 1 September 2012 06:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

he goes hard after A Single Man. it was funny.

Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Saturday, 1 September 2012 06:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

we all should

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 1 September 2012 08:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

where does Hoberman write now? (after being dismissed from Village Voice?)

nostormo, Saturday, 1 September 2012 09:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

the hoberman is just a collection of previously-published essays.

nowadays he writes for various online and offline sources, e.g. art forum, the guarian....

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 10 September 2012 19:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

Rosenbaum @ Reddit right now:
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/znx0q/iam_jonathan_rosenbaum_writer_film_critic_ama/

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Hungry4Ass, Wednesday, 12 September 2012 19:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

rosenbaum didnt respond

Hungry4Ass, Wednesday, 12 September 2012 19:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Love how he's such a caricature of himself.

Sandy Denny Real Estate (jaymc), Wednesday, 12 September 2012 19:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

He's always refusing to answer questions about anal.

Ham Lushbaugh (Eric H.), Wednesday, 12 September 2012 19:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

omg, I could poll each and every one of these blurbs: https://twitter.com/FakeShalit

Ham Lushbaugh (Eric H.), Monday, 17 September 2012 15:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

g news here:

The Circle also announced three new members in Bilge Ebiri (New York Magazine), Nick Pinkerton (Village Voice) and Keith Uhlich (Time Out New York).

http://www.indiewire.com/article/new-york-film-critics-circle-move-awards-vote-to-december-3rd-add-new-members

cancer, kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 18:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

I trust all three. De Palma's best director award is all but certain now!

Bobby Ken Doll (Eric H.), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 19:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

bet he would trade it for functioning software at the NYFF.

cancer, kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 19:23 (1 year ago) Permalink


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