Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote:
I will say that one thing I didn't like about his reviews, particularly in his later years, was how he bluntly infused his personal politic into his reviews. Check the last sentence of this one
, which comes out of the blue, zings the reader, and leaves unchecked, with no sense of balance.
I didn't like him for his repeated comments that videogames could never be art, which struck me as incredibly
dickish, as well as his weird views on violence in cinema that saw him dismiss Blue Velvet as crap while praising any number of mediocre post-Spielberg family movies for being wholesome and nice.
As a critic and writer he was mediocre, but I still felt really sorry for him when his health took the turn it did. This was a man that loved and lived movies. The world needs more people like that.