Journalism

Citizen Kane

Looking for any excuse, Landon Palmer and Cole Abaius are using the Sight & Sound poll results as a reason to take different angles on the greatest movies of all time. Every week, they’ll discuss another entry in the list, dissecting old favorites from odd angles, discovering movies they haven’t seen before and asking you to join in on the conversation. Of course it helps if you’ve seen the movie because there will be plenty of spoilers. This week, they discuss the fortitude it took to make Citizen Kane with a still-powerful William Randolph Hearst ready to respond with fire; they imagine a modern equivalent taking on a pre-scandal Rupert Murdoch; and they explore the irony inherent in the movie’s treatment of journalism.

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Something twisted up Variety’s panties, because not one, not two, but three articles about how shitty blogs are popped up on Sunday. Are they worth reading? Maybe. Are they worth responding to? Of course.

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Through the course of my time on this planet, some 25 years and change, I have always kept what I like to call a “things to not do” log. And if there is one thing that I have realized working in this industry — it is that film journalists are naturally very good at showing their peers what not to do.

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