A.O. Scott on the Art of Criticism

New York Times Film Critic On the Importance of Cultural Tastemakers

February 28, 2016

In his new book “Better Living Through Criticism” A.O. Scott distills his decades-long career into a simple to read manifesto that not only explains the qualities of a good critic, but argues their fundamental importance to any culture. He sat down with Steve Paulson to talk about the function of the critic in society.