Why Don't Critics Like the Same Films as the Rest of Us?

Why Don't Critics Like the Same Films as the Rest of Us?

Universal/Getty ImagesThis just in from the \"duh\" department: Movie critics are out of touch with audience tastes. A 2017 study from New York University claims to definitively prove what we've always known, that professional film critics and mainstream American moviegoers don't usually like the same movies. Not only is he un-shocked by the conclusion that critics are out of touch, but he also says it entirely misses the point of movie criticism. He wants to infuse some of the language of academic film criticism — style, aesthetics, narrative structure — into mainstream newspapers, magazines and websites. Twenty years later, it's now seen by both academic critics and popular film fans as one of the best films of the 1980s.\"

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