Filmmaker Kevin Smith Holds Grudge Against L.A. Weekly Critic

july 24, 2006  11:17 am
In 2004, L.A. Weekly Film Editor Scott Foundas was notably unimpressed by the movie Jersey Girl: "The blame for this cosmically self-indulgent disaster lies with Kevin Smith, who directs like a proud father who can't stop showing you pictures of his kids. And here's the thing: The brats are ugly," Foundas wrote. Unfortunately, Smith has a long memory, Foundas reveals in his July 19 review of Smith's latest effort, Clerks II. Foundas says he was asked to leave a press screening because Smith thought he was biased against his work. But all's well that ends well: The critic was invited to a private screening the next day after he and the filmmaker "kissed and made up.