He told me that his movie reviews were replaced by book, restaurant and play reviews. I don’t have anything against those stories, but do we really need a breakdown of bowling alley food in Saturday’s paper?
The film business is a major employer in our city, and the downtown AMC Theater is always the center of activity on the weekends. Most people I know can’t afford to see plays or have the time to read a book, but they definitely see movies. Why did the paper have to kill off the “Reel Critic” section when motion pictures play such an important part of our daily lives?
I didn’t always agree with Bellner’s reviews, but his articles were entertaining and informative. In my opinion, film criticism is a dying art. I’d like to see it have a rebirth in our local paper.