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Entries Tagged as 'Film and TV criticism'

Twilight’s Sulky Vampires

July 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Film and TV criticism

No, I haven’t seen any part of The Twilight saga and am not about to pass judgment about it sight unseen, but thought I would bring Charlie Brooker’s latest column for The Guardian, “Twilight’s sulky vampires are less frightening than a knitted cushion,” which notes in part: The central theme, apparently, is abstinence; the heroine, […]

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Todd McCarthy

March 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Film and TV criticism

I read with regret on Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy blog on Thursday that Variety, the trade journal once known as “the Bible of show business,” fired Todd McCarthy on Monday, after thirty-one years, it sent shock waves through the film industry. Like Maltin, I grew up reading the weekly edition of Variety (being a New […]

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Where Have All the Film Critics Gone?

November 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Film and TV criticism

Last week, in his “All about flicks” blog, The Salt Lake Tribune‘s Sean P. Means noted the dismissal of Los Angeles Times film critic Carina Chocano. In so doing, he  says that this “makes 40 movie critics who have lost their jobs — through layoffs, buyouts, reassignments, forced retirements, etc. — at print publications since […]

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