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Film Critics Are Too Snooty, Says Richard Corliss
Shame on you, critics! Shame on you for picking movies you really like!
Christian Tomatoes: Faith-Based Critics Take on ‘The Golden Compass’
"Consider this bit of sacrilege a taste of what's to come."
‘There Will Be Blood’ Wins L.A. Film Critics; Which New York Wave Director Will Sweep the NYFCA?
The Coens or Julian Schnabel?
Ben Brantley Gives Aaron Sorkin the Most Patronizing Review Ever?
"A classroom presentation on a seven-figure budget."
America's Movie Critics Hold Their Noses and Compliment Dane Cook
Just a few of the blurbs that Cook might want to cut and paste into his resume.
Please Do Not Approach Charles Isherwood
The New York Times theater critic is at his snooty best in dismissing Fuerzabruta.
‘The Ritz’ Isn't Much Better Than It Was in 1975
Jeremy McCarter pans the revival. What did John Simon think of the original?
Herbert Muschamp Dies at 59
The longtime NYT architecture critic is remembered by Justin Davidson.
The ‘Post’ Hops on the Philip Roth Critical Band-wang-on
Game, set, match, New York Post.
Roger Ebert and Joe Morgenstern Will Help You Fix Your Aspect Ratio
It ain't exactly Cahiers du cinéma.
Alessandra Stanley's Daughter Summarizes Alessandra Stanley
What does Alessandra Stanley watch as a palate cleanser?
No Matter Who He Plays in ‘Lear,’ Ian McKellen Gets His Kit Off
Plus exclusive streaming audio!
John Simon Belittles Ian McKellen's Junk … Again?
New York's former theater critic and his problem with Iam McKellen's junk.
‘The Brave One’: A.O. Scott Gets His Sense of Humor Back!
And of course, it's Homer Simpson who helps.
After Internal Investigation, Washington ‘Post’ Admits Pulitzer Prize Winner Stephen Hunter Liked ‘License to Wed’
"Highly amusing," he called it.
Ang Lee's Critically Panned ‘Lust, Caution’ Wins in Venice. Is It This Year's ‘Marie Antoinette’?
Lousy reviews in the trades for this year's winner of the Golden Lion.
Mother of Suri to Play Superhero?
Why Winehouse jumped rehab and Justin Timberlake can't jump.
Things You Should Know About ‘Superbad’ Before Seeing It
We’ve assembled a handy guide to complaints about the movie; read close, and you’ll see the shape of the inevitable backlash.
Space Is the Place
John’s works are lovely, and they suggest that life in suburbia might not be as bad as we'd think (though it's probably still pretty awful).
‘Trapped in the Closet’ Chapter Sixteen: Oh Snap!
Another day, another magnificent chapter of R. Kelly's serialized hip-hopera.