Media A Seattle Weekly Employee Comments…
posted by February 28 at 17:38 PMon
An employee of the Seattle Weekly writes, w/r/t Michael Seiwerath’s letter to the editor:
I have to say this attack by Seiwerath has more to do with him being a lame “Stranger Genius” winner than anything else. If he hates us so much why is he always begging for sponsorhip from the “horrible” Seattle Weekly. Anyway our “chain writers” are a ton better than any piece of crap writers that the Stranger comes up with.
Maybe if they ran better movies over there we would give FIlm Forum an ad and then he could shut up.
Posted by pissed sw’er | February 28, 2007 04:56 PM
Of course J Hoberman is an excellent critic; the question is whether the anonymous editor who chopped up his review for the Weekly is up to the task. Also, anyone can fetch Hoberman’s reviews on the Village Voice website. What’s the point of recycling reviews if readers know they’re being butchered en route?
Moreover, if you respect the New Times critics so much, it’s curious that you simultaneously hold that the Northwest Film Forum programs terrible films. Unless the anonymous Seattle Weekly editor also fiddled with Hoberman’s opinions, he thought Our Daily Bread was pretty decent. And opening on the 16th at NWFF is Climates, which made his top ten list for 2006.
Do you think Rivette is a terrible director? How about Agnes Varda? Jacques Demy? Mizoguchi? Anyone who thinks all films at NWFF suck is ignorant, stupid, and blind.