Jesse Eisenberg Criticizes Film Criticism, Pisses Off Film Critics
In next week's issue of The New Yorker, Eisenberg will publish a piece called "An Honest Film Review." The magazine posted the article online today, and it's a satirical film review where the reviewer says he hates the film because of how long it took him to get to the theatre.
Further, he hates it because he's jealous of the filmmakers, and because women won't have sex with him. You can read the full piece here.
Speaking with the Chicago Tribune, Eisenberg explained that he was inspired to write the piece based on his experience working on a Woody Allen film:
I was just doing a Woody Allen movie, and someone showed me a review of his last movie. The review said something along the lines of, 'Woody Allen makes another movie. This one doesn't really work, but hey, he's doing one a year. Slow down, Wood-man.' And I realized the guy was not criticising the movie. He was criticising his own lack of productivity and laziness, vis-a-vis Woody Allen's productivity. But instead he was putting down the movie.
Seems like a bit of a stretch. Naturally, Eisenberg's piece has already irked a handful of film critics [via the Guardian]:
Sounds like Jesse Eisenberg has finally managed to convince Twitter he could play a ruthless villain. A+ BVS marketing.— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) November 18, 2015
How irrelevant are we, by the way, if a major actor like Eisenberg can insult us in The New Yorker and not worry about retribution?— Noah Gittell (@ReelChanger) November 18, 2015