This week on The Collision, we turn out attention to the topic of negative film criticism. We explore Scott Jordan Harris‘ recent editorial railing against critics who have lost sight of actual critique in favor of snarky takedowns, and we consider Jay Rayner‘s piece about how readers love those take downs. This leads to a discussion about the purpose of criticism, and I’m really proud of this conversation. We also review Rock of Ages and That’s My Boy, and then provide our recommendations.
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Adam’s Recommendation: The Pirate
Dave’s Recommendation: Repo! The Genetic Opera
Matt’s Recommendation: Chicago