Edelstein seems to have taken exception to those of us who suggested that the movie is Kubrickian. Interestingly, Edelstein is a card-carrying protege of Pauline Kael (or Paulette), who never liked Kubrick. In fact, she panned 2001: A Space Odyssey in Harper's in 1969, called it an "Erector-Set approach to movie-making." And Edelstein also didn't care for The Dark Knight, calling it "noisy, jumbled, and sadistic."
There will be more pans to come.