Question of the Week
This question of the week was prompted by an article that appeared in the LA Times
, concerning the current state of film critics, and critics in general, in today's culture. You can read it here
. Whatever the merits of the author's arguments, I thought that the article could serve the purpose of generating some discussion on film criticism. So onto the new question of the week. Remember, this question is open to all blog members as well as readers. This week's question is....
What do you think should be the role of film critics in todays film culture? Why do you think that the role of criticism has seemingly diminished over time? And what is your relationship to film criticism, or how do you relate to a critic and his or her work?