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Towards A Critic's Bill of Rights

  • By Matt Singer
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  • September 7, 2012 9:58 AM
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Most film critics look down their noses at publicists, sizing them up the way sprinters size up hurdles. But maybe they could use some. Critics don't have anyone handling their PR, and as a consequence, their public image isn't so great. In a piece for the School Library Journal's Connect the Pop blog, educator and critic Peter Gutierrez says there's a reason it's tough for teachers to get students to think critically: "no one," he writes, "really likes critics much."