ANOTHER OLD MAN THINKS HE OWNS THE WORLD

Time magazine film critic Richard Schickel:

“Criticism — and its humble cousin, reviewing — is not a democratic
activity. It is, or should be, an elite enterprise, ideally undertaken
by individuals who bring something to the party beyond their hasty,
instinctive opinions of a book (or any other cultural object). It is
work that requires disciplined taste, historical and theoretical
knowledge and a fairly deep sense of the author’s (or filmmaker’s or
painter’s) entire body of work, among other qualities.”

Allow me to translate that for you:

“I am a PROFESSIONAL film critic.  I work for Time magazine.  You, on the other hand, live in an efficiency apartment in the Bronx and post on the Internet while wearing your bathrobe.  You are clearly inferior to me, therefore your opinions have no validity.  Keep your worthless opinions to yourself, philistine.”

These guys are REALLY intimidated by the Internet, aren’t they?  Fuck ’em.