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Who is your go-to movie critic?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Dick Whitman, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I've mostly always been an Ebert fan. I think he's perhaps the best writer among critics. However, sometimes I think he can be a little soft on movies and dispense too many 3 1/2 and 4 star reviews. Part of this, I think, is his scale: He judges the movie against what it was trying to do, not against the field.

    I find myself liking the work of Slate's Dana Stevens lately. Like a lot of things on that site, she tends to lean negative, but I think she makes some great points well and doesn't seem to be in the tank for the stars, studios, or directors.
     
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Ebert and Peter Travers.
     
  3. secretariat

    secretariat Active Member

    Armond White.
     
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Great, great call. I wanted to give his "Inception" review a standing ovation.
     
  5. Mira

    Mira Member

    Ebert is genius. Dude can write.

    I also really like A.O. Scott from the NYT and David Denby from New Yorker Magazine.
     
  6. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    Ebert, Denby.
     
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Ebert
     
  8. JR

    JR Active Member

    Ebert, Liam Lacey from the Globe & Mail and Pauline Kael from Heaven.
     
  9. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Friends and family.
     
  10. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    AP's Christy LeMire

    anything she slams has to be good. anything she likes is total crap.
     
  11. jlee

    jlee Active Member

    I usually just click around Rotten Tomatoes and skim two or three.

    Gotta agree with Sonner on friends and family, too.
     
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Anthony Lane.

    Manohla Dargis.
     
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