criticism news roundup

Andy Webb at HubPages explores the difference between “movie reviewer” and “movie critic” — explains why he considers himself a reviewer.

Sharon Waxman at TheWrap reveals that “Laid-Off Movie Critics [Are] the New ‘In’ Focus Group” (though one nonparticipating critic worries about becoming “part of the merchandizing machine”)…

…and Anne Thompson on why critics being paid by marketers is a “slippery conflict of interest.”

Lynden Barber at Eyes Wired Open argues that “film critics should never give awards for editing because they’re not qualified to judge.”

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