It’s astonishing how often I am “accused” of being biased — or “biast,” as a reader once blasted at me — as if there were something extraordinary or unusual or unlikely or uncriticly about this…
This means that a film that does not tell a story that appeals to me on some level has, in my reckoning, failed as a movie.
When I am pushed to choose between being faithful to readers and making nice with studios, I will always — always — choose you, my dear readers.
When I review a movie, it’s never personal. It’s always about what we are presented with as an entertainment artifact.