Roger Ebert on reviewing

Hi all,


Roger Ebert has been discussing reviewing on his blog today.



Boone's review fits my definition of usefulness. It doesn't matter whether I agree with him. He helps me see things.


Definitely worth checking out.


Chris.


That was interesting.


The comments had some interesting points as well. Like how subjective a negative review is as well. Rotten Tomatoes classed as negative a "see it" review, for example. How is "see it" not positive? I guess it's how I see 3 star reviews as positive, but most people see them as negative.


Becka


Ebert's blog is usually fascinating and insightful. This is definitely no exception; he takes a thoughtful and level-headed approach to a conversation that usually attracts a lot of emotional sniping.


There's another interesting piece on the Inception review-backlash, which also defends Edelstein's critique of the film, here: http://sergioleoneifr.blogspot.com/2010/07/sucker-punched-is-it-not-okay-to.html