Review Reviews
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With the rise of crowdsourcing sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp, more and more people are writing reviews of everything from electronics to bean curds, and everyone is a critic. But how do you know whether a review is any good? Presented here are reviews of reviews, by a critic of critics. You will want to read the original review first.

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Dec 31, 2017
   One Star: 'The Shape of Water' Is a Loopy, Lunkheaded Load of Drivel

An accurate assessment of an error-riddled review of Guillermo del Toro's latest film

Sep 8, 2017
   VANCOUVER GREENROOM 6: Twelve Vancouver Fringe reviews (from Victoria)

A far-too-long review of four far-too-short reviews of shows coming to the Vancouver Fringe.

Aug 26, 2017
   3 Fringe plays on MODERN LIFE

A blog post with two reviews of an article with three reviews of shows at the Edmonton Fringe.

Aug 24, 2017
   Fringe review: Leash Your Potential

A five star review of a five star review of "one of the funniest performances at this year's Fringe."

Aug 23, 2017
   Fringe review: The Life Henri

A review that shouldn't be of something that should be a review but isn't.

Aug 21, 2017
   Fringe review: Instagraham

A Gen-Xer explains a Baby Boomer's misunderstanding of something Millennials are into.

Aug 8, 2017
   Character Assassination as "Comedy"

An exposé on a writer's obsession with Andy Kindler's obsession with Ricky Gervais.

Jul 25, 2017
   Beers About Songs

A well-reasoned one-star review of a bizarrely justified three-star review of a show at the Winnipeg Fringe.

Jul 19, 2017
   I’m Tired of Watching Brown Men Fall in Love With White Women Onscreen

A pseudo-comedic critique of a pseudo-intellectual critique of The Big Sick.

Jun 22, 2017
   Rory Scovel's Inconsistent New Special Is Undermined By Its Structure

Intentionally missing the point of a review that unintentionally misses the point of Rory Scovel Tries Stand-up For The First Time.