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  • Eddy Q
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    Kyle Smith proves that he is a misogynistic twit.

    http://nypost.com/2015/06/10/sorry-ladies-youll-never-understand-why-guys-love-goodfellas/

    Here’s my favourite part:

    ‘I turned to my girlfriend and said, “What’d you think?”

    “Boy movie,” she declared — and I knew our relationship was doomed.

    Just kidding. (We split up because I was a jerk.)’

    I can believe it.

     

     

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    babypook
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    Very glad you posted this Eddy!

    Women are not capable of understanding ‘GoodFellas’

    ^this is my favorite headline. As if women havent been hearing versions of this for millennia.

    Imo, Kyle Smith tries to emmulate that other great guy, Armond White, famous contrarian who knows how to get attention. But even he isnt the hater that Kyle has been over the years.

    I dont read his stuff anymore. But his assertion that women just dont get it must have come from his cell memories, which I’m sure caused him to ejaculate with a huge smile on his face.

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    AMG
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    All I think is that if he thinks girls can’t get a guy film like Goodfellas, then guys shouldn’t get films targetted to a female audience like Bridesmaids or Pitch Perfect, which I love. 

    Would be interesting to see how many female centric films he ‘doesn’t understand’ because it isn’t targetted towards him… 

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    Eddy Q
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    Imo, Kyle Smith tries to emmulate that other great guy, Armond White, famous contrarian who knows how to get attention. But even he isnt the hater that Kyle has been over the years.

    I dont read his stuff anymore. But his assertion that women just dont get it must have come from his cell memories, which I’m sure caused him to ejaculate with a huge smile on his face.

    Good one.

    Though at least Armond White has some individuality, however wilfully contrarian he’s been recently. I would describe Smith as a younger variant of Rex Reed; snooty, predictable, tedious and sometimes offensive. Though to be fair Smith isn’t quite as downright sloppy as Reed is these days.

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    babypook
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    He exemplifies what I have long believed; that a ‘critic’s’ views on films and life are a reflection of themselves more than any film they’re reviewing.

     

    Did I mention I dont really care for most critics? Lol. Go ahead and review, review, review, collect your pay, and then, eat lambchops for dinner.

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    Eddy Q
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    You may be right, pook, but personally I welcome any good writing about film, by critics or otherwise. Impersonal and “objective” reviewing isn’t even possible, no matter how hard you try, so it doesn’t really bother me that much when critics’ reviews are a reflection of themselves as much as the film they are reviewing, as long as they’re not skewing off topic or being offensive. Reviewers certainly shouldn’t be put on a pedestal, which is what people who grouch about how critic X hated their favourite movie are unintentionally doing. And reviewing isn’t really the same thing as true criticism, which is much more in-depth and analytical about form.

    Plus I have to admit I’d be kind of lost without general critical consensus, as I have neither the time nor the money to be able to see all major releases and must choose wisely. Though I scoff at those ridiculous RottenTomatoes consensuses, which are superfluous and often misleading.

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