In Defense of Rotten Tomatoes
New Republic -

On Tuesday, Martin Scorsese graced the online pages of The Hollywood Reporter with a guest column on the way that America judges films now. He’s not happy with the rise of box office sales as the arbiter of a film’s worth. This process has been on the rise since the 1980s, as he concedes, but he links the instant production of success/failure data to other types of rating, too. Market research outlet Cinemascore and online aggregator Rotten Tomatoes are rating movies “the way you’d rate a horse...

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