Movies reviews with matching food – eat, watch, enjoy
The role of the Film Critic is important. It can save you hours of teeth grinding boredom watching a movie you had no real interest in to begin with. They can be a viewer’s best bud. But when they get it wrong and we all get sucked in… well then, they become the villain; part of the Hollywood publicity machine. And then we growl at them with our tired, bloodshot eyes.
Ultimately the responsibility for choosing the right film is down to the viewer. If you are a savvy movie-goer you will know which Film Critic to listen to and who deserves the biggest eye-roll. My two favourite critics are Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton on an Australian show called At The Movies http://www.abc.net.au/atthemovies/ .
These two are very experienced. Let’s just say they’ve been around for quite a while, no disrespect intended. And they don’t always agree either. So that leaves the viewer with a choice. Are you a ‘Margaret’ or a ‘David’ when it comes to taste in film? I tend to lean towards Margaret but I am changeable. David has his nostalgic side which I love.
As they say the proof is in the pudding and 9 times out of 10, Margaret and David get it right. So if I’m not sure what to spend my hard earned cash and time on, I just check out their reviews. That’s the up-side of critics but what about the downers? What about the harsh critics who should just have a lie down and think about something else for a while?
I feel I’m quite liberal when it comes to films. I will watch countless romantic comedies and find something to enjoy or arty farty films with unique POVs and angles and colours and admire what they’ve created… to a point. But there are some out there who dream of the perfect film and expect to see it in everything put before them. Just enjoy the ride, pally, the journey.
Having said that, here are some of my least favourite critically acclaimed films: