The Rubbish Manifesto
"A critic of lasting value offers a vision of cinema, of the arts more generally, of society or politics or something beyond the individual movie. For Sarris, the key idea was directorial authorship. For Parker Tyler, it was the idea that popular culture spasmodically threw up surrealistic material. For Farber it was the prospect that the studio system nurtured films, or moments, that hinted at speed, harshness, and darkness. Sontag clung to the hope that cinema could carry on the program of post-World-War-II modernism. For Ebert, what seems central is the belief that cinema can yield humane wisdom that forms a guide for living."
- Observations on Film Art, Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell
The Daily Rubbish is my search for a critical vision.
- The Daily Rubbish is a conversation. Both a tool and a channel. A community to make connections and network with other lovers of film, music and television.
- The Daily Rubbish was created to develop my writing, journalism and criticism skills. It is used to share information with you and bring information to me.
- The Daily Rubbish hopes to become witty amateur, not a gentleman critic. Film reviews for people who don't read film reviews.
- The Daily Rubbish is fueled by an obscure and unique knowledge of entertainment. Hopefully that fuel will produce it's own entertainment.
- The Daily Rubbish hopes to attain the greatest power of the reviewer; spreading the word of under appreciated art.
- The Daily Rubbish will always write passionately about entertainment I think the audience will enjoy, not what the Academy, the critics, or artists will enjoy.