Hear the Critic
The Chicago Tribune comes out with answers to the question of movie critics: What are the good for? Is the distance between the critic with discretion and the movie-going masses to great?
I've long defended the role of the movie critic. I have worked as one at college newspapers and always read the reviews before going out to the theater. The critic's word isn't gospel, but it gives me something with which to guess how I'll like it.