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  • David Denby Hearts Mumblecore

    First the New Yorker critic bravely took on Snark. Now he’s recalibrated his aesthetic weaponry to champion the charms of mumblecore. Centering on a review of Joe Swanberg’s Alexander the Last (which will be showing at SXSW this weekend), Denby writes, “When the material is emotionally raw, and the nonprofessional actors show some strength, mumblecore delivers insights that Hollywood can’t come close to.” Like Twitter, you can now expect to see the word mumblecore everywhere. Read More ›

    Scott Lamb 5 years ago 1 response

  • Snark (the Book)

    Lesser New Yorker film critic David Denby has written a history of snark. The book is billed as an actual critical tract (and not just the Internet printed out), but some readers are less than pleased with its factual accuracy. Now the entire Wonkette community is harassing Denby on various public radio stations, which he probably deserves but which also kind of proves his point. Why can’t facts and the internet and old people all just get along? Read More ›

    Amanda Dobbins 5 years ago respond


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