Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Why should I listen to film critics?

Whilst I was preparing my ClickDinner this evening, I was listening to a fairly negative review of Basic Instinct 2 on BBC Radio 4's Front Row. On moving to the lounge I switched on to a glowing review of the same film on Channel 5's Movie Lounge.

At the heart of the Radio 4 review was a "it's so bad, did they do it deliberately?" theme. I would concede that on that level they felt the audience might find it fun.

Now, I'd never have bet my mortgage on the word of a film critic, but this was a particularly stark example.

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