There's no doubt that print-based film critics are far more respected than their web-based peers. This is, of course, partly justified. Print-based film critics tend to write for established publications, receive higher financial compensation and, generally, enjoy higher name recognition among the average reader. With only a few exceptions, James Berardinelli among the most noteworthy, web-based critics are less established and a bit more "fly by night" than print critics. While I'm certainly hoping to become one of the respected web-based critics, I can't deny that finding a print job would also please me greatly.
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Close Menu. Travelling or based outside United States? Video availability outside of United States varies. Sign in to see videos available to you. Struggling photographer Leon Kaufman's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer, Mahogany, the subway murderer who stalks late-night commuters -- ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable.