It's been one week of the experiment over at http://thatsoundscool.wordpress.com/; the hits aren't quite the same yet, but I'm finding Wordpress far more useful, and more in line with the sort of criticism I'd like to be doing. If you haven't already bookmarked that page, please do; it's likely where I'll be posting from now on.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Posted by Aaron Riccio at 1:26 AM
Sunday, February 24, 2013
I think that the audience for the kinds of movies I grew up liking has migrated to television. The format really allows for the narrow and deep approach that I like, and a lot of people . . . Well, the point is, three and a half million people watching a show on cable is a success. That many people seeing a movie is not a success. I just don't think movies matter as much anymore, culturally.
I find critics to be very facile when they don't like a film, but when they do like something they get tongue tied.
Posted by Aaron Riccio at 2:58 PM
Friday, February 22, 2013
Posted by Aaron Riccio at 11:48 PM
Posted by Aaron Riccio at 3:29 AM
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The thing a critic should do is point toward the things he or she admires, for the benefit of the next generation. I'd like to be able to go back and add things where I thought I was insufficiently attentive to the qualities of a work of art. I'd be less interested now in attacking. Only be hostile in defense of a value.
Posted by Aaron Riccio at 12:51 PM