“I wanted to simply echo the sentiments of Sherry Luft in her May 1 letter regarding the current state of movie reviews at Mountain Xpress [‘Experienced Movie Critics Wanted’].”
“I personally prefer the present mode of reviewing movies, barring the return from the grave of Cranky Hanke.”
“As a movie fan, I appreciate an educated and critical reviewer who is also a skilled writer.”
“Why should we continue to gain our astrological insight from the heavy-handed authority of Rob Brezsny?”
“Recently, in my opinion, each week the reviews contain less content and depth.”
“The continuation of the Asheville Film Society in Asheville (and in a downtown location) helps to enrich our culture here, and its demise would be a sad thing.”
“I’d like to echo a request for more thorough and less academic reviews that are addressed to those of us in the Asheville area who look forward to getting some good ol’ useful, if cranky, advice from reviewers at the Xpress.”
“I really do not care how big the reviewer’s vocabulary is, I just want to know if the movie is worth seeing or not.”
Beer writers Tony Kiss and Scott Douglas interview Western North Carolina beer personalities on our new podcast, Xpress on Tap.
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