"My part of the conversation is to use my own experience, analytic ability, aesthetic understanding, points of reference, writing skills, and -- lucky me! -- EW platform to explain how I come to, say, adore the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy or despair of the hideous 'Saw' sensibility.... Your mission is to read with an open mind, watch movies with an open mind, and use the places where we diverge as inspiration for an ongoing conversation about this ever-changing medium we love together."
In other words: the critic tells you what they think, not what you're supposed to think. Don't decide how you feel about a movie before you see it, and don't attack people who disagree with you. All of these sentiments are Criticwire approved -- good luck Lisa, and thanks for the conversation.