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A.o. Scott

  1. extremely serious dramas
    NY Times Puts Sausage Party on Best Film List*spits out gigantic stream of mustard in surprise*
  2. On Criticism: My Road Trip With A.O. ScottI arrived at his house in Prospect–Lefferts Gardens around 8:15, and we set out in his blue Subaru.
  3. Why Are Today’s Critics So Defensive?We’re in an age of ambient anxiety about what it means to enjoy things and whether or not others enjoy them, too.
  4. vulture essays
    Why Seth Rogen Is More Serious Than Woody AllenCultural essays about the death of adulthood are often Trojan horses for a different complaint: the death of seriousness.
  5. no bullshit
    Samuel L. Jackson Doesn’t Bullsh*t About A.O. Scott and M. Night Shyamalan“[M. Night Shyamalan] hasn’t made a really good movie since [Unbreakable].”
  6. word games
    A.O. Scott Channels Jonathan Swift to Review Gulliver’s Travels“Indulge, rather, my views on ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ which somewhat cleverly converts my great Satire into a gaudy, puerile Toy.”
  7. peggy olson
    Even in ‘Ribald Comedy,’ Elisabeth Moss Basically Seems Like Peggy OlsonCan we believe Elisabeth Moss as any other character besides Peggy?
  8. critical drubbings
    A.O. Scott: Butler and Aniston Play ‘Blunted, Dumbed-Down Caricatures’’Times’ critic tears ‘Bounty Hunter’ apart in amusing fashion.
  9. smoking
    A.O. Scott: Don’t Take Away Our Movie Smoking!Scott: “The cigarettes are actually the best part of ‘Nine.’”
  10. trailer mix
    Trailer for New At the Movies Subtly Promises Fewer BensTwo accomplished critics! One stimulating discussion! With serious reviews from serious journalists!
  11. parting is such sweet sorrow
    At the Movies Puts the Two Bens Out to PastureSay hello to A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips!
  12. the projectionist
    Edelstein on Sugar, The Escapist, and Windshield RealismOver at his blog, David Edelstein reviews two movies we didn’t have space for in this week’s magazine, and weighs in on A.O. Scott’s recent essay on neo-neo realism.
  13. love
    The New York Times Reveals Huge Crush on Anne HathawayIn yesterday’s ‘Times’ Academy Awards section, the paper’s movie critics ostensibly make an Oscar case for some of their favorite films, but mostly they just try to score with Hathaway.
  14. flops
    Moviegoers Reject Will Smith’s Organs’Seven Pounds’ was Smith’s worst opening since ‘Ali’ in 2001.
  15. spoilers
    How Bad Is Seven Pounds’ Ending, Anyway?Bad!
  16. ranters and ravers
    Letters From Cannes: A.O. Scott Having Fun, Manohla Dargis Not So MuchDargis doesn’t like Clint Eastwood’s movie, doesn’t see James Gray’s, and God knows what she would think of the Macauley Culkin sex movie.
  17. the take
    Is the Problem With Men in Movies Today That They’re Boys, or That They’re Women?A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis take stock of American cinema, now that Judd Apatow has remade Hollywood in his own image.
  18. the early-evening news
    A.O. Scott Steals From ChildrenPlus: ‘Idol’ does Mariah, and Axl Rose denies reality-show rumors.
  19. ranters and ravers
    The New York Critics Sharpen Their Knives for ‘Funny Games’You’ll be covering your eyes and reading through your fingers.
  20. ranters and ravers
    Once-Grumpy A.O. Scott Finds Love With ‘Definitely, Maybe’But is it really love?
  21. ranters and ravers
    A.O. Scott Still on Romantic-Comedy Detail, Getting GrumpierThey made him see Fool’s Gold this time.
  22. ranters and ravers
    A.O. Scott Is Still Grumpy About ‘Over Her Dead Body’A.O. Scott, open your heart to the magic of bronzed and gleaming Hollywood stars!
  23. ranters and ravers
    Pity Poor A.O. Scott As the Dog Days of February ArriveSuch is the paucity of non-laughable films appearing today that even the Times’ estimable A.O. Scott must take one for the team and review Over Her Dead Body.
  24. ranters and ravers
    A.O. Scott Sees the Darker Side of ‘Sweeney Todd,’ the Lighter Side of ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’Doing double duty today, the Times’s venerable cutup A.O. Scott reviews one movie that we’ve quite been looking forward to (Sweeney Todd) and another we figured we’d wait to catch on DVD (Charlie Wilson’s War).
  25. ranters and ravers
    ‘The Brave One’: A.O. Scott Gets His Sense of Humor Back!And of course, it’s Homer Simpson who helps.
  26. ranters and ravers
    ‘Shoot ‘Em Up’: Where Did A.O. Scott’s Sense of Humor Go?Your cranky grandpa reviews Shoot ‘Em Up.
  27. ranters and ravers
    Breaking: Lifelong ‘Simpsons’ Fan A.O. Scott Enjoys ‘The Simpsons Movie’Scott’s been a Simpsons fan ever since he started writing for the Times in 2000.
  28. beef
    If I Had a Hammer, I’d Hammer Stephen Hunter