Monday, 22 March 2010
The Need for Professional Criticism
Eighteen months ago I had a think about the state of film criticism following an editorial in Sight & Sound magazine. Again I find myself reflecting on the role of the amateur (in both sense) critic and what effect this has on the professional in the light of a really rather good - and, characteristically, robustly objective - piece by Norman Lebrecht for the New Statesman. I urge you to read it and to visit the critics nu-media collective theartsdesk.com, also at twitter.com/theartsdesk to which he refers in his essay.