criticism news roundup

Lisa Schwarzbaum at EW reveals the advice movie critics give to friends when we’re not on duty, and sums it up: “I know the value of when to let go of my brilliant argument that Invictus is square and lazy filmmaking, and instead let the cousin who’s a big Matt Damon fan know that she’ll like him as a rugby player.”

Mick LaSalle at SGFate instructs us in “Movie Reviewing 101” and notes that “one of the mistakes movie critics often make is to start reviews by comparing a new movie to other movies.”

Patrick Goldstein at The Big Picture calls out Variety ex-editor Peter Bart on his disdain for critics, who has been “zinging critics for their top-10 list choices.”

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