- Slant Magazine
name = Slant Magazine
url = [http://www.slantmagazine.com www.slantmagazine.com]
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Slant Magazine is an online publication that features reviews of movies, music, DVDs and TV shows, as well as interviews with actors, directors and musicians.
Roger Eberthas called co-publisher and film editor Ed Gonzalez a "critic I admire" because of his "forcible writing style." [ [http://www.slantmagazine.com/mediakit.asp Slant Magazine media kit] .] The site, launched in 2001, frequently covers film festivalslike the New York Film Festival.
tyle and attitude
Slant's music section originally focused very heavily on pop music but in recent years more indie-oriented music, including country, has been heavily reviewed on the site.
Both the film and music sections are very vocal about their contempt for
Hilary Duff. [ [http://www.slantmagazine.com/search/search.asp?zoom_query=hilary+duff&submit.x=0&submit.y=0 Hilary Duff in Slant Magazine] ] The site is also heavily "slanted" towards gay and feminist view points. Ed Gonzalez himself is openly gay and many of the site's regular contributors have common political interests.
Iraq Warbegan, the editorial content has gotten more political, but the focus remains on entertainment.
lant in the media
In a recent article,
The New York Timescalled Slant "a repository of passionate and often prickly pop-cultural analysis." [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/17/movies/17scot.html The New York Times: "Say 'Brian De Palma.' Let the Fighting Start."] ] Slant's reviews have often been the source of debate and discourse online and in the media: Ed Gonzalez's review of Kevin Gage's 2005 film Chaos sparked some debate when Roger Ebertquoted Gonzalez in review of the film in the Chicago Sun-Times[ [http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050811/REVIEWS/508110303/1023 Chicago Sun-Times: "Chaos" Review] ] ; The New York Pressquoted another Slant writer, Keith Uhlich, in a review of the Michael Bayfilm The Island [ [http://www.nypress.com/18/30/film/seitz.cfm New York Press: "Supersonic Strap-On"] ] ; and Gonzalez, who writes regularly for The Village Voicefilm section, was recently praised by former Voice critic Nathan Lee for his attention to politics and pop culture in a lively and interesting way. [ [http://www.rottentomatoes.com/news/1723638/3.php Rotten Tomatoes: Meet a Critic: Nathan Lee Weighs in on Leaving the Village Voice, Why Critics are Ineffective, and What's Next] ]
Most recently, KillerStartups.com, a web community that reviews websites for both entrepreneurs and investors, called Slant "one of the most influential online sources of news, comment, opinion and controversy in the world of indie, pop and mainstream entertainment." [ [http://www.killerstartups.com/Site-Reviews/slantmagazine-com-indie-entertainment-and-arts/ KillerStartups.com: "SlantMagazine.com - Indie Entertainment And Arts"] ]
Slant employs two different rating systems:
* Films and television programs are rated using the traditional 4-star system.
* Albums and DVDs are rated using a 5-star system.
* [http://www.slantmagazine.com Slant Magazine]
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