In this morning's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, someone named Amelia Nierenberg reviews the new movie "Atomic Blonde", and the review actually contained this sentence:
"The careless plot bruises the film, otherwise rife with jagged brio, electric visuals, and a steamy, gnarled nest of vipers."
I have no idea as to Ms. Nierenberg's background, but I am picturing a young woman fresh out of journalism school who is itching to show how smart and sophisticated she is. Instead she produces this claptrap. A plot that bruises the film? That is rife with jagged brio?
I have no inclination to do the research, but I am willing to bet that Harold V. Cohen, George Anderson, and Barbara Vancheri never resorted to such pseudo-intellectual b.s. in reviewing movies for the PG over the years. I hope that the PG doesn't make her the permanent movie critic so that we don't have to read this kind of junk in the years ahead. I mean.....