Tag: 2017

Image courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Everyone enjoys taking shortcuts. But that’s especially true for people who write about movies. As the very phrase “film criticism” implies, it’s much easier to write a review tearing a film apart than it is to write a review that explains why a film is good. Similarly, it’s easy to pan a film that doesn’t meet your initial expectations – and comparatively difficult to appraise a film that exposes you to a novel way of thinking.

For my third annual “Mea Culpa” piece (see the first two here and here), I found myself turning to two of my reviews that exemplify these bad practices.

Reviews - DVD/Streaming

Reviews - DVD/Streaming

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