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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

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Reader Hank emailed me to say:

Just wanted to dash off a quick note expressing my regret for missing your review of “The Equalizer,” to which i feel you were far too kind. If I’d encountered it, I wouldn’t have gone, as that’s a few hours of my life I’ll never get back, and which thoroughly depressed me.

This is why we need film critics, folks… and why it’s really good to have a film critic you trust and with whom your share a sensibility or general cinematic tendencies.

(My review of The Equalizer is here, by the way. In case you missed it.)

If I’ve saved you time or money in the past, or pointed you toward a movie you otherwise wouldn’t have seen and enjoyed, please consider becoming a subscriber of this site. (That link works only if you’re not a logged-in subscriber.)

I made an offhand comment in a review the other day about being broke, and reader Paul responded in a comment with surprise. I know he’s a regular around here, so I was surprised by his response, because I thought I’d been plenty obnoxious about begging for your support. But I guess I haven’t been obnoxious enough.

I’m broke. I’m scared — terrified, in fact. I don’t know how I’m going to survive. I know many of you are in the same boat, and I know that film criticism is a luxury. But if you are in a position to help, know that it will be immensely appreciated.

Thank you.

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