June 3, 2011

In defence of criticism: The case of The Hangover part II

Culture is only true when implicitly critical, and the mind which forgets this revenges itself in the critics it breeds. Criticism is an indispensable element of culture. -Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno In his recent column, filmmaker Matthew Toffolo makes a point of attacking film criticism because, as he puts it: “Most critics really don’t get it.” As I read his uninspired […]