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Why A.O. Scott Doesn't Think Leonardo DiCaprio Deserves An Oscar This Year
The New York Times film critic sees "The Revenant" as typical Oscar bait.
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WATCH LIVE: NYT Film Critic A.O. Scott Discusses His New Book
Known for his witty New York Times film reviews, A.O. Scott expands on the art of critique in his latest book, Better Living
I Am So Over 'The Male Gaze'
Keynote Speaker • Corporate Trainer • Happiness in the Workpla...
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.
Journalists Remember New York Times Columnist David Carr As 'Brilliant,' 'Champion,' 'Guardian Angel'
Washington Post media reporter Erik Wemple, a former senior editor at WCP and friend of Carr's, also looked back fondly on
Please Step On My Grass: New Adulthood in American Culture
Current world traveler; English teacher; Former associate blog...
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.
CULTURE & ARTS
A.O. Scott's "The Squeeze on the Middlebrow"
"High culture became more accessible, popular culture became more ambitious, until the distinction between them vanished
NYT Review: Adam Sandler's 'Blended' Will 'Make Your Children Stupid'
Scott isn't the only film critic who's panned Sandler's new film, which also stars Drew Barrymore. In a review featured in
Spike Lee Takes On 'Lame' NYTimes Film Critic In Ongoing Gentrification Battle
Since Lee's post was published on Monday, Scott took to Twitter to respond: On Sunday, Scott published what Lee took to be
Jared Leto and the Archaic, Destructive Stereotype
Executive Director, Gender Rights Maryland
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.
August: Osage County
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.
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'Gangster Squad' Actor Responds To Harsh New York Times Review
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Vengeance in
Professor of History at SUNY-Empire State College
Tarantino has replaced "Happiness" with "Vengeance." The idea that vengeance is as all-American as the Declaration of Independence is one of the defining ideas of the Hollywood Creed, as depicted in the earliest days of films such as, well,
Birth of a Nation
The Year of the Woman and the Hefty Burden of Making Choices
Journalism professor, speaker and freelance journalist
The behavior of a woman who appears on the public stage can be counted on to provoke a contentious referendum on the state of women in general. Is this good for women?
Samuel L. Jackson Blasts Film Critic Over 'Avengers' Review
, The Lure of Nostalgia, and Ten Silent Movies Worth Talking Up
Just when you start believing there's no hope for anything daring and original coming out of Movieland, something gets released that surprises you.
is one such movie -- and what's new about it is that it's old.
Is Today's Film Comedy in the Toilet?
I continue to be nostalgic for comedy that doesn't require constant profanity or a surfeit of fart gags to succeed, that relies instead on subtle, clever scripts and witty dialogue; movies that in the end give their audiences some credit for brains and taste.
What's With the
New York Times
Producer, Blogger, Graduate from the School of Hard Knocks
Today's review by A.O. Scott about Horrible Bosses makes me wonder, "What is in the water cooler at The New York Times building
Steamed About 'Cultural Vegetables'
Author, film critic, filmmaker
It's not just that critics believe they're right. They also believe that theirs is the only opinion that truly matters. I
Life's Just a Comic Book:
, and Hollywood's Monetization of Mediocrity
This weekend's release reflects the industry's increasing reliance on that forbidden joy of my childhood -- the comic book -- to justify its existence. But many of the nation's critics readily drank the
Are the Best Movies for Grown-Ups Being Made Outside the U.S.?
When it comes to what I call "human-scale" films, the rest of the world is eating our lunch.
What Would Jonathan Swift Think of Jack Black's
When director Rob Letterman took certain liberties in updating the tale to click with a younger, modern audience, did he stray too far from the original Swift story?
(A Mayor Koch Review)
Former Mayor, New York City
A.O. Scott, in his review of this film, leaves the reader with the impression that
is a soft-porno flick, akin to
. It's not.
An Open Letter to
We used to rely on you,
. At festivals, your film reviews gave insecure acquisition execs the push they needed to buy the tiny little movie they liked.
In the tank for Scorsese?
Author, film critic, filmmaker
Wells later wrote, "Scorsese occupies a hallowed place in the hearts of the older, brainier, more thoughtful critics, and
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