Red Letter Media, Cinema Sins, and the nature of criticism in the digital age

There’s a brilliant bit, toward the end of the newest installment of Red Letter Media’s film review segment, Half in the Bag, where Mike Stoklasa totally owns the new film, A Quiet Place, rattling off its problems like lines off a list, all of this transcendently brilliant criticism showing you, dear watcher, that the film is in fact an incoherent mess, and that Stoklasa is, well, very perceptive. Very perceptive.

This opening, like Stoklasa’s breathless sequence, is a joke, of course. Stoklasa, who…