Before yesterday, few of us had heard of film critic Michael Calleri or the Niagara Falls Reporter, a weekly rag with a circulation of 22,000 around Buffalo. But that was before Roger Ebert published Calleri’s 3,200-word screed about why Calleri was leaving that paper in the SunTimes’ foreign correspondents section (which in turn made it to Jezebel, Indiewire, MaryJane, etc…). Turns out Calleri, who might be the longest-winded man alive, had an editor who was basically a Drew Barrymore-movie straw man come to life. Calleri takes about 2800 words explaining that when he started, the Niagara Falls Reporter was an alt-weekly whose founder moved to LA, and was subsequently taken over by a nutjob, Frank Parlato. The money shot of the story is an email from Parlato about why he didn’t want Calleri reviewing Snow White and the Huntsman, which Parlato apparently thought was a dangerous film counter to traditional notions of manhood.
Michael; I know you are committed to writing your reviews, and put a lot of effort into them. it is important for you to have the right publisher. i may not be it. i have a deep moral objection to publishing reviews of films that offend me. snow white and the huntsman is such a film. when my boys were young i would never have allowed them to go to such a film for i believe it would injure their developing manhood. if i would not let my own sons see it, why would i want to publish anything about it?
snow white and the huntsman is trash. moral garbage. a lot of fuzzy feminist thinking and pandering to creepy hollywood mores produced by metrosexual imbeciles.
I don’t want to publish reviews of films where women are alpha and men are beta.
where women are heroes and villains and men are just lesser versions or shadows of females.
i believe in manliness.
not even on the web would i want to attach my name to snow white and the huntsman except to deconstruct its moral rot and its appeal to unmanly perfidious creeps.
i’m not sure what headhunter has to offer either but of what I read about it it sounds kind of creepy and morally repugnant.
with all the publications in the world who glorify what i find offensive, it should not be hard for you to publish your reviews with any number of these.