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(Variety)   OK dude, you are taking your job as a film critic just a little too far   (variety.com ) divider line
    More: Asinine, Too Far, New York Film Critics Circle, Armond White, Harry Belafonte, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Annette Bening, humans  
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2014-01-07 09:06:19 AM  
7 votes:
Armond White is the personification of YouTube comments.
2014-01-07 03:03:57 PM  
1 vote:

Magorn: That this man is an idiot troll is a given, but when you are a White guy (literally) calling a black man who is accepting and award for a widely praised film about extremely racially charged issues, and you call him "a doorman and a garbage man"  that crosses the line from "obnoxiously trolling" to "Michael Richards-style career killing racist comment"


I wouldn't be surprised if this has career implications for Mr. White


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Literally. Yup.
2014-01-07 01:20:04 PM  
1 vote:
That this man is an idiot troll is a given, but when you are a White guy (literally) calling a black man who is accepting and award for a widely praised film about extremely racially charged issues, and you call him "a doorman and a garbage man"  that crosses the line from "obnoxiously trolling" to "Michael Richards-style career killing racist comment"


I wouldn't be surprised if this has career implications for Mr. White
2014-01-07 12:07:12 PM  
1 vote:
Armond White is fantastic.  I don't often agree with him, but his knowledge of movies and application of that to his reviews is an interesting, refreshing perspective on film.  fark you if you can't handle some educated guy criticizing a film you like. (I'm not condoning his heckling however.)
2014-01-07 11:25:04 AM  
1 vote:

Fano: coeyagi: kryptoknightmare: This guy has always intrigued me.  I don't think he is a "troll", as many people have said.  I want to believe he's just a misunderstood guy with interestingly unpopular opinions (something I love to read).  I've read and agree with many of his reviews, in fact.

Honestly I think the truth is far more banal:  he is a really, really outspoken guy who has poor taste in movies.

Occam's Razor - as we sit here talking about his sorry ass, he is getting more known, which is the goal in the post-talent horroscape of entertainment in the 21st century, and that is a lot more likely than him actually having diametrically opposed viewpoints to the entire industry as a whole.

But to be that far wrong EVERY TIME? Occam's Razor says that he gets the buzz from other critics
and writes the opposite. He's just writing a contrarian review every time. You yourself could easily walk into an Oscar bait movie and trash it, and walk into a B movie and praise it. It really is that simple.



Reread what I wrote. We are saying the same thing.
2014-01-07 11:20:25 AM  
1 vote:

TheSelphie: Wow, I thought he was just an Internet troll.  Turns out he's a giant douchebag in real life.  Shouldn't be surprised.


I'm beyond that point and think he has some sort of manic-depressive type mental issue.
2014-01-07 11:20:14 AM  
1 vote:

Mugato: adamgreeney: Other than Ebert and Roeper (through proximity to Ebert), White is the only movie critic I know by name. Thats disturbing yet totally unsurprising.

Well it's a sort of pathetic profession. Unless you're doing it in a podcast or for comedy. But actually getting paid to criticize others' work is pretty lame.

/been a movie critic since age 5
//never sought money for it


That's really cool, Mugato. Because you never sought money for it, I bet your reviews are all shades of awesome. You don't have to pander to anyone.
2014-01-07 10:25:32 AM  
1 vote:

Mugato: coeyagi: Occam's Razor - as we sit here talking about his sorry ass, he is getting more known, which is the goal in the post-talent horroscape of entertainment in the 21st century, and that is a lot more likely than him actually having diametrically opposed viewpoints to the entire industry as a whole.

Yeah, now that Ebert's dead (spoilers) and every shmuck with an internet connection is a movie critic, being a movie critic is even more lame than it was before. So they guy's an intentional troll to get people to talk about him which we apparently are.


Other than Ebert and Roeper (through proximity to Ebert), White is the only movie critic I know by name. Thats disturbing yet totally unsurprising.
2014-01-07 10:06:51 AM  
1 vote:
Why did they let him in?
2014-01-07 09:30:11 AM  
1 vote:

Mega Steve: Must be nice to get paid to troll


The Politics tab is full of them.
2014-01-07 09:23:02 AM  
1 vote:
This guy has always intrigued me.  I don't think he is a "troll", as many people have said.  I want to believe he's just a misunderstood guy with interestingly unpopular opinions (something I love to read).  I've read and agree with many of his reviews, in fact.

Honestly I think the truth is far more banal:  he is a really, really outspoken guy who has poor taste in movies.
2014-01-07 09:21:37 AM  
1 vote:

bikerbob59: I thought Steve McQueen was white.


The one you're thinking of is mostly gray with blotches of green and brown, depending on the flesh consumption by various microbes and worms.
2014-01-07 09:13:46 AM  
1 vote:
Armond White is such a contrarian, self-aggrandizing piece of sh*t that RottenTomatoes dropped him.  And they still carry TONS of obscure asshat blog reviews.
 
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