January 13th, 2003 | Published in Uncategorized
Salon critic Charles Taylor is miffed that Variety EiC Peter Bart doesn’t like film critics, and it gets nasty before it gets nice:
“At this point, it might be useful to consider just who Peter Bart is. Before becoming editor in chief of Variety, Bart was a production executive at MGM and Paramount. His own contributions to the art of movies include producing ‘Revenge of the Nerds II’ and the Rob Lowe hockey drama ‘Youngblood.’ It may be more pertinent to his arguments to note that he also appeared as himself in the 1998 movie ‘Junket Whore.’
Taylor keeps his junks on the side of the angels with only slight deviation into self-pity over the oppression of his fellow critics. Three stars.