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The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW.

Customer Reviews

jannypop ,

What “genre biases”?

Sorry but I think Joe is open-minded and tolerant, almost to the extreme. He is insightful and articulate and has given us useful reviews for decades. Giddy Griddy, you don’t explain your negative snark regarding Joe’s review quality although you do soften your stance somewhat after that. Why include it at all? Do you have some moral superiority high ground you’re trying to establish before you actually make a valid contribution? I appreciate Joe’s reviews so I can avoid wasting my money on the 80% crapola flung by Hollywood filmmakers against the public good and onto the theater screens.

dozens ,

Fantastic.

Fantastic.

Mr. Poultry ,

A Mensch and a Scholar and a Sly Wit

I don’t have any clever rants, trolls, snarcky witticisms to add to these comments. I just like Joe’s reviews and have read them for a long time. His reviews are thoughtful, often funny, insightful and, above all, humane. They shy away from the usual cinemato-speak of auteurs and genres. They remind me that humans watch movies to be entertained, not exploited, and that they can really add emotional dimensions to our lives. Even some schlock ones. But, whew! if your movie tries to exploit the good will of the audience, his wit can be a runaway slicer and dicer. If you read his review of, “The Sound of Music” (last century, guys) you’ll know what I mean. .

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