Manohla Dargis: The critic as movie killer

Before Manohla Dargis joined the New York Times, she was, along with Kenny Turan, our top critic at the Los Angeles Times. Particularly during awards season, I'd often get calls from the marketing chief at a specialty division who was releasing a movie with high Oscar hopes. The question was always the same: Who's reviewing the movie? Of course, that was code for: Please, God, tell us it's not Manohla.

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