Tag Archives: Armond White

UPDATE: Leonard Klady Expelled From LAFCA – Los Angeles Film Critics Association

By ROBERT W. WELKOS What is it about film critics these days? First, the New York Film Critics Circle ousts long-time film reviewer Armond White after he reportedly heckled Steve McQueen, the director of “12 Years a Slave,” at an awards dinner earlier this year. White denied the heckling but[...]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: “Mediocrity has taken over film criticism” Armond White

HollywoodNews.com: Every year the world of film criticism, gutter blogging, and awards campaigning collide. At CityArts, journalist Armond White, expresses his disgust at today’s state of film criticism. He highlights the fiasco that ensued when “The New Yorker” film critic David Denby decided to break the embargo imposed by the[...]

Oprah Winfrey defended by Academy president Tom Sherak

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Noted contrarian Armond White is at it again, begging for attention by calling out the Academy for its decision to present Oprah Winfrey with its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. White, who consistently writes against the grain to get a cheap response, wonders if Winfrey’s nod is[...]

“Social Network” called “probably” the year’s best movie by top critic

By Sean O’Connell The main question seems to be, “When will Armond White post his negative ‘Social Network’ review?” It’s bound to happen. That’s what White does when movies earn across-the-board raves like David Fincher’s Facebook drama. Though the film doesn’t open until Oct. 1, critics have been getting early[...]

“Toy Story 3” opens. Let the Best Picture Oscar race begin!

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: And then there were nine. Yes, it is grotesquely early to begin the annual Oscar race. Rarely do we see legitimate contenders in June. But one would have to assume that Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,” which opens today, has locked up one of the 10 Best[...]

Exclusive: Film Critic Armond White Dislikes Baumbach’s Movies

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS New York Press film critic Armond White wants to make one thing perfectly clear: it isn’t that he doesn’t like director Noah Baumbach. It’s Baumbach’s movies he dislikes. “I have no more against Noah Baumbach than I do against Michael Mann,” White told HollywoodNews.com. “I never[...]