At the New York Times, David Carr looks over the damage left from this latest round of film critics ankling their publications or having their publications ankle them.
“For those of us who are making work that requires a kind of intellectual conversation, we rely on that talk to do the work of getting people interested,” said Mr. Rudin, who produced “No Country for Old Men” and “There Will Be Blood,” two Oscar-nominated and critically championed films last year. “All of the talk about ‘No Country,’ all of the argument about the ending, kept that film in the forefront of the conversation” and helped it win the best picture Oscar.
On the upside, the AP reports that Roger Ebert will return to reviewing films after Ebertfest in April.
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