Film critic’s classy farewell

Veteran film critic David Elliott — he’s worked at the Chicago Daily News, USA Today, the Sun-Times, and San Diego Union — refuses to whine because he’s been let go by the San Diego Reader.

The problems of movie critics don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. And it would be bad form to lament the loss of a part-time reviewing gig when every day journalists lose full jobs, salaries, and status. All are bitten by the black dog of the “bottom line” — now there is a term that lives down to its name.

* David Elliott’s Final Column (San Diego Reader)