The lack of outlets  for "think pieces" that Don Larsson alludes to as a
contributing factor vis a vis the lack of "readable critics" is a very good
point.  An even better one might be, as Don wrote, "But then, what these
days could puzzle, shock, annoy or delight in the way that Bergman,
Fellini, Kurosawa and so forth did when first seen on American shores?
There's a whole world of films out there, but we hear precious little about
any but a few."  Either there is NOT a world of great films about there,
and so little inspires potential critics, or, if there are, changes in the
market place have kept us in the dark  (so to speak).
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