Every New York Times film review comes up with a clever, tongue-in-cheek way to explain how each film earned it’s ratings. Cute. But how clever are these guys, really?
Oh A.O. Scott, always giving a wink and a nod to the industry. Sweded is Gondry’s invented term for recreating a favorite film. Scott has too much love for the artist as individual not to give up the props. Gross. Relax, nerd. C+, less brown nosing please.
Manohla Dargis: “Vantage Point” is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned) for graphic gun and bomb violence.
Do I have a little crush on Manohla Dargis, even if what few google image available photos of her there are imply movie-land’s answer to AM Homes (who is also great, btw)? Yes. Does that make me give her a little more credit than she probably deserves for this one? Sure. But “gun and bomb violence” is kind of funny. Shut up. B+. I know you can do better, Manohla, and I look forward to watching you grow this semester.
I don’t read Stephen Holden’s reviews anyway. What a thorough snooze. F.