Confused and Wrong—out loud, in public

"I don't think writers are any smarter than any other people they're maybe more compelling in their stupidity...or confusion." —David Foster Wallace, from David Lipsky's tapes, on On The Media
Since you became a critic, are there any movies or any reviews you look back on and say, “Wow, I blew it”? Yes, there have been many, many such times and I will take them all to my grave with me and never admit to them because the job of the critic is to be wrong. I think it’s much better to have my mistakes corrected by other people than to try to correct them myself. AO Scott interviewed by Isaac Chotiner, in Slate