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RADDATZ BECOMES DEBATE’S LIGHTNING ROD

October 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Most political commentators called Thursday night’s vice-presidential debate essentially a draw. But while both Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden received mostly high marks, the pundits divided widely over the performance of Martha Raddatz as moderator. Britain’s Guardian newspaper commented, “She was calm, articulate and relentless — and unlike the two candidates, moderator […]

WALL STREET JOURNAL CRITIC DEPLORES VICIOUS TDKR COMMENTS

July 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes has restored user comments about The Dark Knight Rises — some 4,000 of them after yanking them because of a deluge of vicious and threatening comments directed at reviewers who had criticized the film. The website tends to view mixed reviews of movies as positive, something that veteran Wall […]

“[3D] DOESN’T WORK WITH OUR BRAINS”

January 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert has made public a letter he has received from multiple-Oscar-winning film editor Walter Murch in which Murch predicts that moviegoers will reject 3D movies, as they have in the past. (Ebert sums up Murch’s comments this way: “[3D] doesn’t work with our brains and it never will.” Murch makes […]