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11th Jun '16 9:15:44 AM Andyroid
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Spice Up Your Life", Rarity and Pinkie Pie try to help a failing ethnic restaurant, the Tasty Treat, impress Zesty Gourmand, a super-snooty food critic with very particular tastes in food and decor. Ultimately, though, they convince the citizens of Canterlot to reject Zesty's strict, cookie-cutter ideas of what a fancy restaurant should look like.
10th Jun '16 11:32:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''Webcomic/CinemaBums'' features StatlerAndWaldorf in a meta-example, providing caustic criticism to caustic critics in [[http://www.cinemabums.com/?p=180 this]] comic.

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* ''Webcomic/CinemaBums'' features StatlerAndWaldorf JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf in a meta-example, providing caustic criticism to caustic critics in [[http://www.cinemabums.com/?p=180 this]] comic.



* [[StatlerAndWaldorf Hecklers]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpYEJx7PkWE&feature=related Statler and Waldorf]] added a grumpy (and extremely popular) streak of critical humour to ''Series/TheMuppetShow''.

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* [[StatlerAndWaldorf [[JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf Hecklers]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpYEJx7PkWE&feature=related Statler and Waldorf]] added a grumpy (and extremely popular) streak of critical humour to ''Series/TheMuppetShow''.
22nd May '16 8:44:46 AM AllenbysEyes88
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** Critics of her criticism include Creator/DavidLean, who commented that Kael (who'd panned his recent ''Film/RyansDaughter'') wouldn't be content until he was making black-and-white films in 16 mm. Lean didn't direct a film for 14 years afterwards. Charlotte Rampling was also deeply offended by Kael's comments on her performance in ''Film/TheNightPorter'', which labels her a talentless slut. Rampling was offended enough that seriously considered quitting acting; she spotlighted Kael's review in a documentary made decades later. Kael also nursed feuds with fellow critics, notably Andrew Sarris, with whom she clashed over UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory.
** Kael could be equally over-the-top when she loved a film. She penned a notorious review of ''Film/LastTangoInParis'' which compared it to Stravinksy's ''Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring'' as a cultural game-changer. Though most critics still hold ''Last Tango'' in high regard, it's better remembered for its sexual content among general audiences. Similarly, she wrote a gushing review of the now-obscure ''The Last American Hero'', upholding it as one of the '70s greatest films. Even ''The Killer Elite'', generally considered among Creator/SamPeckinpah's worst movies, inspired a several thousand word essay espousing its greatness. More than one critic accused Kael of hypocrisy for attacking the auteur theory while reflexively promoting directors she liked.

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** Critics of her criticism include Creator/DavidLean, who commented that Kael (who'd panned his recent ''Film/RyansDaughter'') wouldn't be content until he was making black-and-white films in 16 mm. Lean didn't direct a film for 14 years afterwards. Charlotte Rampling was also deeply offended by Kael's comments on her performance in ''Film/TheNightPorter'', which labels her a talentless slut. Rampling was offended enough that she seriously considered quitting acting; she spotlighted Kael's review in a documentary made decades later. Kael also nursed feuds with fellow critics, notably Andrew Sarris, with whom she clashed over UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory.
** Kael could be equally over-the-top when she loved a film. She penned a notorious review of ''Film/LastTangoInParis'' which compared it to Stravinksy's ''Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring'' as a cultural game-changer. Though most critics still hold ''Last Tango'' in high regard, it's better remembered for its sexual content among general audiences. Similarly, she wrote a gushing review of the now-obscure ''The Last American Hero'', upholding it as one of the '70s greatest films. Even ''The Killer Elite'', generally considered among Creator/SamPeckinpah's worst movies, inspired a several thousand word essay espousing its greatness. More than one critic accused Kael of hypocrisy for attacking the auteur theory while reflexively promoting directors (Peckinpah, Creator/RobertAltman and Creator/BrianDePalma, in particular) whom she liked.
21st May '16 10:01:31 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* Pauline Kael, longtime critic for ''The New Yorker'': in the '60s and '70s she originated the tradition of intellectuals reviewing summer blockbusters, a medium possibly not best suited to her interests.

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* Pauline Kael, longtime critic for ''The New Yorker'': in Yorker''. In the '60s and '70s she originated the tradition of intellectuals reviewing summer blockbusters, a medium possibly not best suited to her interests.



** Critics of her criticism include Creator/DavidLean, who commented that Kael (who'd panned his recent ''Film/RyansDaughter'') wouldn't be content until he was making black-and-white films in 16 mm. Lean didn't direct a film for 14 years afterwards. Charlotte Rampling was also deeply offended by Kael's comments on her performance in ''Film/TheNightPorter'', which labels her a talentless slut. Rampling was offended enough that seriously considered quitting acting; she spotlighted Kael's review in a documentary made decades later. Kael also nursed feuds with fellow critics, notably Andrew Sarris, with whom she feuded over UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory.
** Kael could be equally over-the-top when she loved a film. She penned a notorious review of ''Film/LastTangoInParis'' which compared it to Stravinksy's ''Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring'' as a cultural game-changer. Though most critics still hold ''Last Tango'' in high regard, it's better remembered for its sexual content among general audiences. Similarly, she wrote a gushing review of the now-obscure ''The Last American Hero'', upholding it as one of the '70s greatest films. Even ''The Killer Elite'', generally considered among Creator/SamPeckinpah's worst movies, inspired a several thousand word essay espousing its greatness.
** Far and away her biggest blunder was her assertion that Creator/OrsonWelles did not write the screenplay of ''Film/CitizenKane'' and that he was a nitwit who rode the coattails of a ''true'' man of genius, Hermann Mankiewicz. Her attack on Welles and Kane was largely ideological since she opposed UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory [[note]](Welles was understandably part of this movement since Kane was made under AuteurLicense when he was 25)[[/note]]. The problem is that she DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch, several people who worked on Kane were alive at the time and Kael interviewed none of them [[note]]One of her own sources, Charles Lederer, later noted that Kael had no idea how the Screenwriter's Guild worked and Creator/BernardHerrmann likewise criticized her for assumptions about the music choices.[[/note]] It didn't help, either, that Kael stole most of her research from UCLA professor Howard Suber without attribution. This attack and Welles' low reputation at the time made it harder for him to get finance for his films and it also hurt him personally that he considered suing her for libel. It has also been conclusively disproven by investigation in Creator/RKOPictures archives which show virtually every draft of Kane had Welles' input and the credits (to Mankiewicz and Welles) are accurate. Welles, who nearly sued her for libel, joked that "one hasn't lived until one has been panned by Pauline".
** Creator/GeorgeLucas included a villain named "General Kael" in ''{{Film/Willow}}'' as a reference to his consistently negative reviews from Kael. Similarly, Creator/ClintEastwood made an obnoxious female critic one of the murder victims in ''Film/TheDeadPool''.

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** Critics of her criticism include Creator/DavidLean, who commented that Kael (who'd panned his recent ''Film/RyansDaughter'') wouldn't be content until he was making black-and-white films in 16 mm. Lean didn't direct a film for 14 years afterwards. Charlotte Rampling was also deeply offended by Kael's comments on her performance in ''Film/TheNightPorter'', which labels her a talentless slut. Rampling was offended enough that seriously considered quitting acting; she spotlighted Kael's review in a documentary made decades later. Kael also nursed feuds with fellow critics, notably Andrew Sarris, with whom she feuded clashed over UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory.
** Kael could be equally over-the-top when she loved a film. She penned a notorious review of ''Film/LastTangoInParis'' which compared it to Stravinksy's ''Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring'' as a cultural game-changer. Though most critics still hold ''Last Tango'' in high regard, it's better remembered for its sexual content among general audiences. Similarly, she wrote a gushing review of the now-obscure ''The Last American Hero'', upholding it as one of the '70s greatest films. Even ''The Killer Elite'', generally considered among Creator/SamPeckinpah's worst movies, inspired a several thousand word essay espousing its greatness.
greatness. More than one critic accused Kael of hypocrisy for attacking the auteur theory while reflexively promoting directors she liked.
** Kael was also universally pilloried for trashing the Holocaust documentary ''Film/{{Shoah}}'', a piece her editors at the ''New Yorker'' were extremely reluctant to publish. Kael attacked ''Shoah'' as overlong (it runs 550 minutes in its uncut version), morally simplistic and shamelessly sentimentalized, a criticism many found baffling considering the movie consists almost entirely of eyewitness testimony.
** Far and away her biggest blunder was her assertion that Creator/OrsonWelles did not write the screenplay of ''Film/CitizenKane'' and that he was a nitwit who rode the coattails of a ''true'' man of genius, Hermann Mankiewicz. Her attack on Welles and Kane was largely ideological since she opposed UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory [[note]](Welles the auteur theory[[note]](Welles was understandably part of this movement since Kane was made under AuteurLicense when he was 25)[[/note]]. The problem is that she DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch, several people who worked on Kane were alive at the time and Kael interviewed none of them [[note]]One of her own sources, Charles Lederer, later noted that Kael had no idea how the Screenwriter's Guild worked and Creator/BernardHerrmann likewise criticized her for assumptions about the music choices.[[/note]] It didn't help, either, that Kael stole most of her research from UCLA professor Howard Suber without attribution. This attack and Welles' low reputation at the time made it harder for him to get finance for his films and it also hurt him personally that he considered suing her for libel. It has also been conclusively disproven by investigation in Creator/RKOPictures archives which show virtually every draft of Kane had Welles' input and the credits (to Mankiewicz and Welles) are accurate. Welles, who nearly sued her for libel, joked that "one hasn't lived until one has been panned by Pauline".
** Creator/GeorgeLucas included a villain named "General Kael" in ''{{Film/Willow}}'' as a reference to his consistently negative reviews from Kael. Similarly, Creator/ClintEastwood made an obnoxious female critic one of the murder victims in ''Film/TheDeadPool''.''Film/TheDeadPool'', in response to her branding the ''Film/DirtyHarry'' movies fascist, and her frequently insulting comments about Eastwood.
16th May '16 5:53:13 PM DarkHunter
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-->"You don't call a sewer technician to redecorate your bathroom, and you don't come to me to hear about how a game is good."
6th May '16 10:07:44 AM aye_amber
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* [[http://www.filmtracks.com/ Film Tracks]]. When they don't give a positive review to an established composer, they will mercilessly trash a score by a newcomer, a score that features guitars and scores by HansZimmer and his company (though the third one is done by most film score circles). They also infamously trashed TrentReznor's score to ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' and suggested that the soundtrack would make better use as a frisbee.

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* [[http://www.filmtracks.com/ Film Tracks]]. When they don't give a positive review to an established composer, they will mercilessly trash a score by a newcomer, a score that features guitars and scores by HansZimmer and his company (though the third one is done by most film score circles). They also infamously trashed TrentReznor's ''Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross''' score to ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' and suggested that the soundtrack would make better use as a frisbee.
5th May '16 2:59:41 PM aye_amber
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* Robert Christgau is a music critic reknowned for often harsh and controversial reviews. He freely admits that there are some entire genres that he is not partial to. SonicYouth wrote a song about him entitle, "I Killed Christgau With My Big Fucking Dick" after he labelled their music, pigfucker music. Also Music/LouReed ranted about him on a live album.

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* Robert Christgau is a music critic reknowned for often harsh and controversial reviews. He freely admits that there are some entire genres that he is not partial to. SonicYouth Music/SonicYouth wrote a song about him entitle, "I Killed Christgau With My Big Fucking Dick" after he labelled their music, pigfucker music. Also Music/LouReed ranted about him on a live album.
25th Apr '16 8:53:34 AM Shadowgazer
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\n* ''Dr. Terror's House of Horrors'' has a very thought-provoking story that ahem critisises critics who are more concerned with impressing others with their bitter wit, rather than doing any objective evaluation of an artist's work. Creator/ChristopherLee plays the main character who embodies this to the extreme and completely tears apart and degrades a painter's work, [[spoiler: until the painter humbles him by making him review another piece of incomprehensible art which the critic compares favourably to the painter's work for its taste and quality... and then sees that the creator was a chimp. [[MoralEventHorizon He doesn't respond well to being on the receiving end of critisism...]]]]

19th Apr '16 3:45:47 PM emeriin
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** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic did this to old kidsí shows and movies till the show ended in 2012. With its subsequent reboot in 2013, he started to include more modern films as well.

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** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic did this to old kidsí shows and movies till the show ended in 2012. With its subsequent reboot in 2013, he started to include more modern films as well. Also deconstructed, as his job has made him ''miserable'', and he only did it so that people would like him.
10th Apr '16 12:02:08 PM Hanz
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* VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}: The Critic from Gloria's Theatre, a mental construct of what one presumes was a real critic, though it's unclear whether he was so verbally abusive in real life, or Gloria remembers him as such.

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* VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}: The Critic Jasper Rolls from Gloria's Theatre, a mental construct that represents her inner critic whose constantly mocking the construct of what her inner beauty. He's eventually revealed to be one presumes was a real critic, though sabotaging Gloria's memories and is eventually defeated when it's unclear whether revealed that he was so verbally abusive in real life, or Gloria remembers him as such.is weakened by light, which represents positivity.
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