Just as actors must continually audition to land their next gig, and writers need to constantly pitch themselves to get their plays produced, critics
find themselves in similar positions, since landing a paid critic
post, let alone a single writing assignment, can be difficult in the Internet age.
Cliff Graydon, critic
for Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade;
In general, this maxim is valid for most cooks--pardon, chefs--know as well, but once these culinary artists are in front of the TV cameras, they seem to aim more to food critics
than food connoisseurs, meaning those who appreciate the presentation and/or the architect who designed the dining room more than the taste and aroma of the food.
Brian Frons, president of daytime for the Disney-ABC Television Group, said, "We've decided to return the show to its original essence -- two traditional film critics
discussing current motion picture and DVD releases.
Gulf film festival hosts second 'gulf nights' with region's film critics
Generally speaking, critics
do not wish to inflict pain, but they do.
Your inner critic
does not have to be your biggest enemy.
And it shows one Black critic
at work--hard, thoughtful work that, given that this book is Nurse's first, shows promise.
(in preferential order) Dead Ringers The Heart of the World Atanarjuat Very Nice, Very Nice Les Ordres You Take Care Now The Sweet Hereafter Sonatine Frank's Cock La Region centrale
If John Lukacs can be described as a defender of the Permanent Things, the American literary theorist and critic
Stanley Fish can be described as a postmodernist enemy of the Permanent Things.
It isn't simply the tight deadlines that can require a newspaper film critic
to view three or four movies and churn out a reasonably thoughtful critique on each in a matter of a few days.
Bessie Head was also a fearsome critic
of the troubled political and cultural landscape.
A delightful satire on stage conventions, The Critic
has always been thought much funnier than its model, The Rehearsal (1671) by George Villiers.
However, the presence of the critic
is a fact of theatrical life and two recent books, one an explication of the critic
's job and the other a superlative collection of critical essays, offer some illumination of this often misunderstood and unappreciated job.
A Dialogue on Criticism Today', which is the final section of this book, Dickstein's mask identifies his favoured critic
: |the public critic
rather than the technical critic
; the novelist and poet as critic
; the personal critic
rather than the systematiser; the critic
as intellectual and generalist rather than the idealogical critic