Posted by: wolferiver | September 16, 2008

Ditto What HE Said

Although the balcony is closed, my favorite movie critic is still on the job, and today he explains where he’s coming from when he reviews movies.

I know that to get a movie made is a small miracle, that the reputations, careers and finances of the participants are on the line, and that hardly anybody sets out to make a bad movie. I do not feel comfortable posing as impossible to please. Film lovers attend different movies for different reasons, all of them valid; did I enjoy “Joe vs. the Volcano” more than some Oscar winners? Certainly.

I think this is the secret to why most people enjoy Ebert’s reviews, and why we’ve come to trust his judgment.

And, by the way, I most certainly enjoyed “Joe v. the Volcano” more than some Oscar winners, and it’s a rare critic that would own up to that.

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