I argue for the development of a middle-ground film criticism, less jargon-filled than academic writing, yet one that uses historical and theoretical methods beyond those found in journalistic, mass media popular criticism. I develop a case study of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012), using Jean-Louis Comolli's essay, "A Body Too Much" to reveal the limitations of popular reviewers' reliance on a simplistic formulation of "good" acting.
Metz, Walter C. "There's Something Rotten in Film Criticism, and His Name is, Regrettably, Not Johnny." Film Criticism 40, No. 1 (Jan 2016): n.p..