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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

entry arrow9:29 PM | Lessons From the School of Inattention



If I own a major national daily, or if I were at least the editor of some newspaper's Lifestyle and Showbiz section, I'd quickly hire Francis Cruz as one of my chief film critics. In his film blog, Lessons From the School of Inattention (formerly Oggs' Movie Thoughts), we get intelligent, well-nuanced reviews to films past and present, written in a language almost reminiscent of Clinton Palanca doing food criticism. Sadly, there are only a few film critics like him working the dailies, and this tiny number includes Philippine Daily Inquirer's Gibbs Cadiz, Lito Zulueta, and Rito Asilo and BusinessWorld's Noel Vera (and when they feel like doing film reviews, also Philippine Star's Juaniyo Arcellana and Jessica Zafra, and PDI's Ruel De Vera).

The rest are hacks.

[There are some more gleefully hateful "tributes" here and here.]

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