There's a general tendency among film critics to go easy on expensive big studio films -- turn the other cheek, avoid sharp judgments or tough terminology, describe them as half-full glasses of water rather than half empty. And to say whatever in the case of smaller, indie-level films unless they're "woke", in which case everyone puts on the kid gloves again. This is just human nature.

The truth about big films is rarely stated or even admitted to early on. You always have to wait a few months for honest opinions to emerge.

This avoidance syndrome is even more acute if you're workin...

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