Online movie criticism has long since bulldozed print critics. According to the CSM, "Reviews posted at darkhorizons.com, aintitcoolnews.com, and filmthreat.com - three of the most visited movie sites on the Web - court more attention from Hollywood's coveted 18-to 24-year-old age demographic than, say, a review by Time magazine's Richard Corliss."
CSM reports that there's there's a debate about the phenomenon, quoting the thoughts of print-and-online writer (and media professor) Peter Brunette. He doubts that more reviewers mean better criticism, "But the [Internet] proliferation has probably caused 'serious' critics from regular newspapers to think about how exactly they're different from - and whether they're better than - all those online people."
Thanks to: ArtsJournal