The New York Times film critic sees "The Revenant" as typical Oscar bait.
Known for his witty New York Times film reviews, A.O. Scott expands on the art of critique in his latest book, Better Living
When the movies by and about women do come out, in equal numbers and with equal budgets, hopefully the men who review them will have evolved enough to see a woman-child doing crass, gross-out comedy with her female co-star and find it funny.
"He was a great champion of us -- or maybe more like a gruff guardian angel, smoking outside the Times building, offering
Becoming more self-aware in the process of aging is the hard earned prize of our adult lives. It's what gives and will give us the authority to speak with conviction to younger generations. It doesn't make us children.
In a recent Times Arts and Leisure piece, "The Squeeze on the Middle Brow" (NYT, 8/1/14). A.O. Scott takes aim at both Virginia
In a scathing review of the rom-com that's been generating a lot of online buzz, the veteran New York Times film critic slammed
Spike Lee's war with the New York Times over gentrification isn't going away any time soon: after the paper's head film critic
Jared Leto played Rayon like a man, further confusing the public who both conflate gay with trans in general, and drag performance with the lived reality of the typical trans life.
Rather than shrug it off as another expected Streep tour de force, marvel at the ability of this remarkable actress to touch you and affect your emotions like no one else.