As you may recall, I wrote two weeks ago about the sudden passing of Eric Harrison, former Chron critic and writer for the Los Angeles Times. I may have also mentioned how he was one of the first professionals I met in the movie writing biz, and his assistance was instrumental in helping me my getti ... More >>
Oliver Stone's W. opens Friday, but critics around the country have already attended screenings so they can have their reviews ready for that day. Except in Houston. Apparently, according to one local film critic, W.'s studio has decided not to have any critics' screenings in Houston.
The demise of the film critic has been reported in media sources from the august to the obscure. The butcher's bill from the last few years reads like a Reviewer's Hall of Fame: Nathan Lee (The Village Voice), David Ansen (Newsweek), Stephen Hunter (Washington Post), Jonathan Rosenbaum (Chicago Rea ... More >>
We've already noted that Houston Chronicle DC blogger Julie Mason and film critic Eric Harrison are no longer with the paper. Other reported victims of the voluntary buyout/layoff purge at 801 Texas whose bylines you might recognize: DC staffer Bennett Roth, metro writer Rad Sallee, classical criti ... More >>
The Chronicle's film critic doubles as a pinko commie naysayer
The Chronicle runs out another inept marketing campaign