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From the Wire: How to Write Negative Criticism

  • By Matt Singer
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  • January 10, 2013 4:15 PM
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With Oscar nominations come Oscar reactions, where people tell you what movies were unfairly overlooked or foolishly overrated and why. People take these awards very seriously, and they can engender some strong feelings. If you see something today that drives you crazy -- whether it's a defense of "Zero Dark Thirty" or an assault on "Argo" -- and you want to respond to it, you may first want to read the new blog post by Vadim Rizov, a how-to guide to writing "fiery negative" criticism, specifically in reaction to other people's bogus arguments.