David Thomson, Literateur of Disillusion
"Thomson maintains his preeminence by pleasing on two fronts. For literary baby boomers, traditionally suspicious of the movies, he laments the passing of cinema’s glory days. For seekers of inside dope, he exposes the spiritual corruption of the blockbuster industry, submitting to its fall as predestined. In his adopted homeland, the USA, the Englishman Thomson spreads pessimism over our illusions like orange marmalade, and he’s been thanked for it more than any film critic could expect."
Here's another interesting piece about Thomson's fetishistic biography of Nicole Kidman.