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Of critics and criticism

One of the founder members of The Independent, UK, David Lister offers a frank description of the state of apple polishing, er film criticism, which could perhaps be now called a universal affliction — journalists who truckle at the sight of film stars and producers. A sample:

I will never forget the press conference given by Charlton Heston a few years ago, when the late actor was still performing. This was the first “question” from a Lebanese film critic: “Mr Heston, you are a god in my country. You are my father, my mother, my sister and my brother.”

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