Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Another Movie Club

Slate's annual movie club is normally a fun read, even if it always takes them a few rounds to clear their throats with way too much talk about "the role of the critic." It started yesterday, and will be updated throughout the week.

Despite the fact that they have to sit through hundreds of terrible movies every year, I still think film critics have one of the best gigs around. And in fact, David Edelstein is leaving his post at Slate very soon. Anyone know anybody over there who would be willing to take a chance on converting a young publishing type into a popcorn-butter-soaked scribe?

2 Comments:

Blogger Dezmond said...

These guys are some of the biggest blowhards I've ever come across. They write for paragraphs and paragraphs saying what could be said in a few concise sentences. And they are often wrong.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Dezmond said...

YES!! I know this is late, but I just found an absolutely dead-on rebuttal from Roger Ebert to the Slate guys regarding "Crash". Some of these Slate yahoos named "Crash" the worst film of the year, and Ebert comments not only on their comments, but also offers a great rebuttal to Slate. Must read...

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060108/COMMENTARY/601080310

3:34 PM  

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