As a critic, I already thought of myself as a filmmaker. Today I still consider myself a critic, and in a sense, I’m even more of one than before. Instead of criticism, I make a film, but that includes a critical dimension. I consider myself an essayist, producing essays in the form of novels or novels in the form of essays: only instead of writing, I film them. - Jean-Luc Godard, 1962
Pauline Kael is a film critic iconoclast, unafraid to champion pop culture, not only high culture, and to attack cinema's sacred cows. She's famous for writing Circles and Squares, an attack on what she saw was the rigidity of the auteur theory.
She has everything that a great critic needs except judgment. And I don't mean that facetiously. She has great passion, terrific wit, wonderful writing style, huge knowledge of film history, but too often what she chooses to extol or fails to see is very surprising. - Woody Allen
I think there is a very good film critic in the United States today, a successor of James Agee, and that is Jonathan Rosenbaum. He's one of the best; we don't have writers like him in France today. He's like André Bazin. - Jean-Luc Godard
Like Extra Credits, Errant Signal focuses on the gaming medium, however there are some reviews for specific games and the greatest emphasis is on playing games, not developing them. Errant Signal doesn't edge away from provocative stances, nor does it revel in it. It's very interesting, and the show is geared towards regular game buffs without being too conceptual.
The self described (but well appointed) 'dean of Americ rock critics' says a lot in his brief one paragraph reviews. Robert Christgau's reviews are on his website.
His current blog focuses only on albums he enjoyed (I think B+ and above albums).
Mr. Saturn's rating:
Best Aggregate Critic's Site : If you know of one, please tell me. Best Aggregate User's Site : IMDB
- You can select multiple genres if you want films with multiple specific genres (like a comedy/drama), and if you want films from each genre you'd need to use the & symbol instead instead of a comma in between the film genres. Other Noteworthy Sites: AV Club (episode reviews) Metacritic (aggregate season reviews)