And so on and so forth. Just remember that if you're not appreciating camera angles and long, unbroken shots then you're doing it wrong. How dare you appreciate a story or (God forbid!) an emotional response to a film. Seriously, what's wrong with these people.
In an essay modeled after Bloom's book, Schrader says academics and journalists have abdicated their role as arbiters of taste. He argues that film profs are more obsessed with analyzing the political subtext of movies, while the media churn out best-of lists defined by money and celebrity, not aesthetics.
Schrader argues that the "great middle" of film criticism - serious yet accessible film discussion - has disappeared, pushed out on one side by jargon-filled academic studies, and on the other by mass-media film reviews that are little more than consumer guides.
Actually, I've got a theory on that. By creating a steep set of standards and criteria, they can look down their noses at the masses. Also they can talk in their own language and seal off the common folk. Feh!
(And while we're talking criticism, how can you write an article that long with so many one sentence paragraphs? Double feh.)