When you think of online personalities, who comes to mind? For me, it’s the Nostalgia Critic. Since 2008, he’s posted reviews of movies from the past. When he’s not losing his mind over bad screenplays, he’s losing his mind over bad comedy. If he isn’t going crazy about strange CGI or poor decision making, he’s going crazy about bat credit cards. It’s almost impossible to imagine the Nostalgia Critic without a freak out coming to mind.
But that’s not what this post is about. This post discusses the times where his serious side comes out to discuss topics in film-making or dissect what worked or didn’t work in certain movies. To put it simply, this is about his editorials.
Since I’m sharing video links, I’ll only talk about it when I want to say something he hasn’t already touched on. But for the most part, I’ll just let his editorials speak for themselves. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the top 11 Nostalgia Critic Editorials.
#11: Where’s the Fair Use?
Over the last few years, there’s been a lot of controversy going on with YouTube channels getting copyright strikes. Sometimes it’s just for posting movies without Hollywood’s permission, but other times channels got hit just for talking about these movies. Here, the Critic explains what the law says, how it’s being exploited, how YouTube is handling it, and the Critic’s own experiences with battling claims and strikes. While he’s had some of those resolved and he’s managed to put reviews back up, this is still an ongoing issue for many YouTube users.
#10: Why Do We Holiday Too Early?
#9: Top 11 Strangest Yet Best Couples
#8: Can Hype Kill a Good Film?
#7: Is White Washing Really Still a Thing?
#6: Should We Scare Our Kids?
#5: When Is Something So Bad It’s Good?/Can a Film be so Good, it’s Bad?
Since they’re somewhat tied together, it only made sense to have them share a spot.
#4: Top 11 Good Things from the Star Wars Prequels
#3: When Does a Joke Go Too Far?
#2: WTF is with the ending of The Graduate?/Does Romeo and Juliet Suck?
Again, they’re pretty similar, so they share a spot.
#1: A Farewell to Roger Ebert