Bob Ellis and David Williamson – yes, the Bob Ellis and David Williamson – engage in what can only be described as an articulately-expressed flame war in the comments section of a post on Ellis’s blog. (And the wonderful humourist Ben Pobjie makes a special appearance, too.) With each comment I found myself more and [...]
My next-door neighbor Dave, for example, is not a music critic. He works for the U.S. Postal Service. But he’s a ferocious holder of opinions about music, and therefore he has made year-end lists since college. “It was almost like completing a mini-journal of the year that had just passed,” he told me. “Relistening to [...]
Can’t believe I missed what is my favourite part of the end-of-year list mania: eFilmCritic‘s list of the year’s worst quote whores. A quote whore is a film “critic” (some would say “hack”) who seems interested only in getting their name on to film posters and trailers, often for truly awful movies. Whore Week comes [...]
No prizes for guessing that these wouldn’t be enumerated, but Crikey‘s Luke Buckmaster has his year-end lists up: films, male performances and female performances. I haven’t begun to compile mine yet, but I think if I were to list my favourite performances of the year my picks would be very similar to his.