Bret Easton Ellis Is The Patrick Bateman Of Film Criticism

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If American Psycho's Patrick Bateman were a film critic, he'd be Bret Easton Ellis. When he's not promoting his film The Canyons  — directed by Paul Schrader and starring Lindsay Lohan — on Twitter, Ellis has been blowing shotgun-sized holes in some of the awards season's biggest films. 

The Less Than Zero author contends that Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow is "really overrated," and Les Misérables makes him miserable. (According to him, it's an "incomprehensible mess." )  Life of Pi fares better, though Ellis would like to see that film's young star Suraj Sharma get into porn.  Oh yeah, and he also claims that the Academy "hates" The Dark Knight Rises.

Below, a sampling of Ellis' critical stylings, not necessarily in chronological order:

Zero Dark Thirty:

Silver Linings Playbook:

Les Misérables:

Life of Pi:

Killing Them Softly

How the Academy will vote:

I'm not sure if Ellis' most recent tweet is a reaction to reaction to his withering perspective, but, as you might expect, he's unrepentant:

Watch your back, Sandy Kenyon.

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  • Morbs says:

    I think it's funny when people get so upset that the guy who wrote American Psycho likes to provoke people.

    And is his comment about Bigelow really that bad? Is it news that good looking people get better treatment?

    At least he has a point of view and doesn't give a fuck. I'll read his novel suggestions, and sometimes I agree with him and sometimes I don't, but I think he has an interesting outlook.

  • j'accuse! says:

    To be fair, Bigelow's only really good film is The Hurt Locker. So far. Though K19's badness can be at least half blamed on Ford's russian accent.

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