NEW YORK – David Denby has announced that the New York critics are going to fight the Los Angeles critics after their awards differed significantly. ‘There’s only one way to sort this out,’ the New Yorker critic said. ‘And that’s via some major head bashing in.’
The Los Angeles critics however are refusing to take the attack lying down. Justin Chang of Variety said:
The New York critics think they’re so high and mighty. They call themselves a Circle as if that even makes sense. Kubrick had them down pat when he filmed those scenes in Eyes Wide Shut. That’s exactly what they’re like.
However, A. O. Scott replied:
We vote for a historically important film – Twelve Years a Slave – and they vote for a Toy Story spin off. I think you can tell which of us type our reviews and who scrawl them in crayon.
Both groups did agree nevertheless that the Boston Online Critic association ‘was just a bunch of bullshit.’
New York and Los Angeles Critics Rumble will be broadcast on HBO midweek.