Citizen Critic

Citizen Critic

Everyone's a critic, but that doesn't make them immune to criticism. From the famously wrong slams on beloved and iconic movies and music, to the humble user reviews of a Chili’s appetizer, Scott Janovitz and Greg Conley take on the hot takes from professionals and amateurs alike.... Show More

Episodes

April 5, 2020 54 min

The hero we deserve, not the one we need. Hey, how about a review of Tiger King from a parenting angle? We need convincing to not watch this with kids. Greg takes some controversial stances. A Big Cat Rescue tour guide has no patience for your children

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March 29, 2020 45 min

Celebrating the impending return of Kids In The Hall, Scott and Greg look back at their 1996 film Brain Candy. Amazon users review a placebo pill; others are down on penicillin.

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March 22, 2020 41 min

A serious film scholar takes a dignified approach to Return of the Jedi, walking right into the center of the Citizen Critic sweet spot. An NYC bus service gets dinged one star for a minor infraction, and Scott and Greg learn the subtle differences between Chinese and American zoos.

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March 15, 2020 58 min

An Australian review of Ford Vs. Ferrari prompts some hard truths about Scott and Greg's talent for accents. Later, a reviewer wants to know whatever became of an old-timey Daytona driver.

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March 8, 2020 48 min

Greg and Scott read a Fox News review of Frozen. Greg declares himself mayor of "The Fro-zone." Elsa wigs aren't doing it for some Amazon reviewers, and the fellas confess some controversial music opinions.

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March 2, 2020 57 min

As Stephen King's The Outsider wraps up its run on HBO, Greg and Scott look back at Stanley Kubrick's version of The Shining, read some reviews of King's original novel, and check into the hotel that inspired The Overlook. Scott sees an analogy to the film in Greg's account of playing Luigi's Mansion 3 for Nintendo Switch.

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February 24, 2020 57 min

Finding The Irishman less than re-watchable, Scott and Greg revisit Martin Scorsese's Casino and are surprised to discover that it, too, was met with middling reviews. A cheap hotel/casino in Las Vegas does nothing for one lodger's sense of self, though another finds comfort in its, uh, hourly patrons.

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February 17, 2020 72 min

Scott and Greg dissect critic Rex Reed's deliriously bad take on Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood. Some diners are unimpressed with Muso & Frank's Steakhouse, which is featured in the film, as is El Coyote restaurant, where one couple sampled some uncooked chicken with predictable results.

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February 10, 2020 59 min

With the release of the Harley Quinn movie Birds of Prey and Joker's night at the Oscars, Scott and Greg discuss a review of 1989's Batman, find some interesting DVD and product reviews, and make some Oscar predictions of their own. 

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January 31, 2020 3 min

Starting February 10th, join musician Scott Janovitz and scientist Greg Conley as they critique the critics of some favorite and iconic movies, music, television, and more. In a world where everyone’s a critic, two heroes will rise, and criticize them.

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