Everyone loses in a December deluge of films

December 23, 2014 1:06 PM

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I try not to publicly argue with film legends, even those who are no longer alive. But when Mae West famously said that "too much of a good thing can be wonderful," she clearly was not considering a film critic's lot in December.

While it's true that during the long fallow months earlier in the year, when so little of what's on movie screens seems worth even seeing, let alone writing about at any length, critics daydream about December the way desperate folks in the desert fantasize about a beckoning oasis. Just hang on, we ...

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