Slant Magazine

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Slant Magazine
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Type of site
Film, music, TV and video games webzine
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersBrooklyn, New York[1]
OwnerSlant Magazine LLC
EditorEd Gonzalez and Sal Cinquemani
Websiteslantmagazine.com
Alexa rankPositive decrease 26,954 (April 2014)[2]
RegistrationNo
Launched2001
Current statusActive

Slant Magazine is an American online publication that features reviews of movies, music, TV, DVDs, theater, and video games, as well as interviews with actors, directors, and musicians. The site covers various film festivals like the New York Film Festival.

History[edit]

Slant Magazine launched in 2001. On January 21, 2010, the site relaunched and absorbed the entertainment blog The House Next Door, founded by Matt Zoller Seitz, a former New York Times and New York Press writer, and maintained by Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York film critic, who continues as the blog's editor.

In the media[edit]

Slant's reviews, which A. O. Scott of The New York Times has described as "passionate and often prickly",[3] have occasionally 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 controversy when Roger Ebert quoted it in his review of the film for the Chicago Sun-Times;[4] The New York Press quoted another Slant writer, Keith Uhlich, in a review of the Michael Bay film The Island;[5] and Gonzalez, who writes regularly for The Village Voice film section, was recently praised by former Voice critic Nathan Lee for his attention to politics and pop culture in a lively and interesting way.[6]

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."[7]

On January 21, 2010, MovieMaker named Slant Magazine's blog, The House Next Door, one of the "50 Best Blogs for Moviemakers",[8] and on January 26, 2010, The House Next Door was named one of "18 obsessive, cantankerous, and unstoppable Gotham blogs worth going ape over" by the Village Voice.[9]

Rating system[edit]

Slant Magazine employs two different rating systems for its reviews:

  • Films and television programs are rated using the traditional four-star system.
  • Albums, DVDs and video games are rated using a five-star system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slant Magazine". Buzzfile. New York City: Buzzfile Media LLC. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "Slantmagazine.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  3. ^ The New York Times: "Say 'Brian De Palma.' Let the Fighting Start."
  4. ^ Ebert, Roger (2005-08-11). "Chicago Sun-Times: "Chaos" Review". Rogerebert.suntimes.com. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
  5. ^ New York Press: "Supersonic Strap-On" Archived November 17, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Yamato, Jen (2008-04-23). "Meet a Critic: Nathan Lee Weĥĥĥighs in on Leaving the Village Voice, Why Critics are Ineffective, and What's Next". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
  7. ^ "SlantMagazine.com – Indie Entertainment And Arts". KillerStartups.com. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
  8. ^ MovieMaker: "50 Best Blogs for Moviemakers" Archived January 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Roy Edroso (2010-01-26). "I Blog New York: Your Guide to Gotham's Best". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2014-02-11.

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