Capturing The Friedmans – Movie Review

The genesis of Andrew Jarecki’s Capturing the Friedmans has already become an established industry anecdote. Jarecki, who from what I understand has only his status as co-founder of MovieFone...

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince – Movie Review

As surprising as it must seem, the Harry Potter series has found its savior in director David Yates.  It's surprising for a number of reasons actually, but the two...

Public Enemies – Movie Review

Public Enemies, a story about John Dillinger, recreates the 1930s admirably, but also takes a shot at recreating its movies.  It's a complicated love affair this film is spinning,...

Knowing – Movie Review – DVD Details Included

One of the things I love most about Knowing is its title.  By the time the film ends the title runs in so many directions that on its own it...

Defending Transformers From Roger Ebert… Again… Sort Of

Roger Ebert put out a blog post on July 5th title I'm a Proud Brainiac in response to response to his review of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and it's been making the rounds at movie sites everywhere. Before I start responding to that response, I want to list several links and get a few things out of the way. Roger Ebert's I'm a Proud Brainiac article Roger Ebert's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen review My Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen review Roger Ebert's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull review My Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull review I encourage you to read the article in question, because it makes a lot of great points on film criticism, but somewhere within the ultimate theory he's wrong. In general, the article is defending what critics do, especially the doing of it from a learned perspective. Here are a few quotes to give a general jumping off point:

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