What does Ebert know?
If, as usual, you publish Roger Ebert’s syndicated review of movies that are playing at the Wheeler Opera House, I’d like to protest in this instance.
Ebert absolutely hated “Southland Tales,” playing this Thursday and Friday night, and Saturday as a matinee. There were many critics who did like the film. Among them are the L.A. Times, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and the Village Voice.
Perhaps Jan Stuart of Newsday summed up positive reviews best this way: “Southland Tales contains stuff as uproariously out-there as anything in Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove and as unnervingly subversive as Frankenheimer’s The Manchurian Candidate.”
A review can make or break me at the box office, something I can ill-afford. If you’re going to publish a scathing review while there also are reputable good reviews, please at least offer a second countering commentary.
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