criticism news roundup

Stephen Saito at IFC runs down the most memorable critical dustups of 2009, with a look at “some of the most thought-provoking film writing of the year [which] hasn’t been done on film at all, but on how film writing is changing, where film journalists begin to consider themselves as film activists and critics engage in discussions that don’t end with the final period of their reviews.”

David Berry at Vue Weekly offers a critics guide to critics, wherein he examines “the thought process behind art criticism.”

Anna Robinson at Alt Film Guide notes the controversy over how the London Film Critics treat Irish talent.

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