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Ever an institution of objective journalism, The New York Times was in a little bit of a tight spot when it came to issuing a review of Page One, a new documentary all about the Times. Luckily, the guest reviewer they brought on in order to stay neutral, Michael Kinsley, hated the movie anyway!
"The movie, directed by Andrew Rossi, is, in a word, a mess," Kinsley says right off the bat, and only gets harsher. Highlights include this gem of a really mean metaphor: "Like a shopper at the supermarket without a shopping list, Page One careers around the aisles picking up this item and that one, ultimately coming home with three jars of peanut butter and no two-percent milk." Finally Kinsley concludes, "The Times deserves a better movie, and so do you."
Ouch. Somehow, though, I still kind of want to see it. In case you missed it, check out the trailer below: