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Going Against the Critical Grain: When Expressing An Opinion Takes Bravery

24 April 2016 1:17 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sean Wilson explores the difficulties writers face when their opinion flies in the face of the popular consensus…

Film journalists such as myself frequently get slammed for daring to criticise a movie we hated: we didn’t make it, we had no idea of the stress involved in organising a small army of cast and technicians and are catastrophically wrong in every way.

This is a perfectly valid point – but to assume that it’s easy putting one’s opinion to paper (or, more pertinently nowadays, to web) is certainly not always the case, especially if the opinion in question dares to be different. In fact, defying popular consensus and arguing a point-of-view that many might see as utterly bizarre takes a sheer act of will and bravery.

This issue has been on my mind of late. After all, is what constitutes a ‘proper’ movie critic the ability to think »

- Sean Wilson

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