criticism news roundup

David Chen wonders whether film criticism really is a dying art, and decides that “fragmentation is not death.”

David Kronke at Variety asks “Can critics push Oscar?”, and examines the films of 2009 that have been helped by critical love.

OFCSer Erik Childress runs down the quote whores of 2009, and despairs that “the rise of the quote whores and anonymous fanboy bloggers has gone ruefully under-reported.”

RTE News announces the death of Irish Times film critic Michael Dwyer, whom director Neil Jordan praised as someone who brought a “totally different energy” to criticism.

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