The Fallacy of Objectivity

We all have biases and conflicts of interest in some form. There are writers we subconsciously give an easier time to because we just love their work too much, a personal passion that overtakes a more impartial analysis. Some genres just don’t click with us like others, and there are days when you sit down to watch a movie, having had a bad day or just no feeling great, and that can make a difference. None of this renders out conclusions null and void, and the idea that cold hard objectivity is the ultimate goal of criticism wipes away a lot of good work.