And yet, all the same, there is much to be said for Simon's words. I understand where he's coming from. I'm not in sympathy with where he's going.
The goal, I suspect, is to encompass the whole range of good movies, and despise the unworthy ones. The complete film critic must be large; he must contain multitudes.
I had completely forgotten this experience. I marked Gene Siskel's birthday on Saturday by tweeting links all day, and that shook some new discoveries out of the branches.
Thanks for the link to Jerry Taylor.