Ian O'Doherty: Ever get the feeling you've been had
Published 25/04/2011 | 05:00
It prides itself on shining the spotlight on other publications and their mistakes, but small-circulation magazine Phoenix must find it lonely on the high moral ground.
For those of you who have never read it -- which is many of you -- they have a section called The Hot Air Brigade which mocks pretentious journalists.
And, in the last issue they picked on writer Donald Clark for a movie review of The White Ribbon 3D which included the lines: "The proto-earthly intensity of the sub-Monostrovian narrative remains visibly, uncomfortably stratified. Val Kilmer's deranged turn as the austere Baptist preacher, whose unterdruckung of his own children precipitates violent juvenile anti-conformity, illustrates how easily, after passing through several vicious cycles, deep belief can mutate into militant pop nihilism."