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Dargis, Scott & Hoberman In Conversation

Criticism, Link

To the degree I thought about my role, I saw myself as a journalist (reporting on movies people might not otherwise know about) and as someone contributing to something I’d call, after Jonas [Mekas’s] magazine, “film culture.” On succeeding Sarris as lead critic in 1988 I continued what I saw as a Voice tradition — emphasizing work I felt significant, regardless of its commercial clout or mass appeal.

If you’ve ever had a passing interest in film criticism, this article is for you. Hoberman’s insight, as well as A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis’s, on the form is always a fun read.