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Reconsidering Pauline Kael (And What It Says About Today's Criticism)
"All these years later, the new attacks disguised as book notices strongly suggest that professional attitudes toward criticism have changed drastically. Since the advent of the Internet and the rise of review aggregators like Rotten Tomatoes, the illusion of consensus opinion now dominates the culture's perception of criticism. Individual critics' voices matter less than the roar of the crowd, which judges films as "fresh" or "rotten" and drowns out anyone who begs to differ." Columbia Journalism Review 03/12
Posted March 28, 2012 07:44 AM

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