Less Story, More 'Critical' Overview in Film Reviews
RECEIVED Mon., Sept. 25, 2006
Dear Editor, Re: Clearcut (the movie, with Graham Greene) [Film Listings, Sept. 18, 1992]: With all due respect to the services critics such as yourselves attempt to provide, reading your critique of this particular film, for instance, does nothing more than tell the reader the story before he or she gets to see the film. I think it would be far more useful for the reader to learn more about the movie from a “critical” overview, without necessarily giving the story away. Am I wrong? Thank you.