A.O. Scott's Deprature from Film Criticism

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A.O. Scott has been the New York Times film critic since 2000. He is leaving that position to write about other things. Not retiring, just retiring as a film critic. Why would somebody give up such a dream job? You can hear some of his reasoning in this NYT podcast The Daily...


Brings up lots of the issues the film industry is going through of late and how it made Mr. Scott feel more and more irrelevant as a critic.
"Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream it takes over as the number one hormone. It bosses the enzymes, directs the pineal gland, plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to Film is more Film." - Frank Capra