Trump the Critic? Parody Twitter Feed Aims to Make Film Criticism Great Again

The Hollywood Reporter

While film criticism as a profession may be dying, one new critic has emerged to revive the long-lost art of film theory and analysis and to "make cinema great again!"

A new voice on Twitter, @ArtHouseTrump, is delivering around-the-clock film criticism on high- and low-brow films in the social media voice of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump himself. 

Speaking in the language of the Donald, with continuous exclamation marks, all-caps emphasis, 3 a.m. rants, and a complete disdain for political correctness, @ArtHouseTrump critiques Hollywood in an effort to make movies bigger, better and stronger than ever before.

And no one is safe from his wrath as he takes aim at everyone from Marisa Tomei to New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis.

Similar to Donald Trump having skipped over having any sort of political background on his road to the White House, @ArtHouseTrump skips over the film theory and "tells it like it is," minus the facts and unbiased restraint. 

And the feed's lack of political correctness has earned it a loyal following of, at press time, almost 10,000 followers, far short of @RealDonaldTrump's 12 million-plus followers and bots, but far more than @ArtHouseHillary, who is barely pushing 200. And he's crushed the competition from the likes of @ArtHouseObama, @ArtHouseSanders and @ArtHouseCruz. 


- Hillary Clinton (@ArthouseHillary) September 19, 2016

While @ArtHouseTrump doesn't follow @RealDonaldTrump, the feed does follow @HillaryClinton and over a hundred film critics to actively spar with. 

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For up-to-date film recommendations and warnings, follow @ArtHouseTrump. Here are some recent highlights: 

Birth of a Nation: worst film deal in history? 

I know I made a couple bad investments, but at least I never bid $17.5 million on a Sundance film! @foxsearchlight

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) October 6, 2016

What do you mean The Birth of a Nation isn't a shot-for-shot remake?

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) October 4, 2016

You can't troll the king of the trolls. 

I think you meant to send this tweet to David O. Russell... We all make mistakes!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 29, 2016

He understands veteran's issues.

Don't tell me about PTSD! I suffered through The Deer Hunter! 183 minutes!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) October 3, 2016

He's a man of the people.

PTA directed the new Radiohead video in a desperate move to pander to the smug "I'm smarter than everyone else" demographic. Boring!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) October 5, 2016

His strongest feature is his temperament. 

Many people saying Hillary prefers Soderbergh's Solaris! Bad judgment!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) October 5, 2016

He has a strong Hollywood fan base. 

Thanks for getting those goofy millennials to turn on Hillary and vote third party and help me! Best thing you've done since Stepmom!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) October 4, 2016

He doesn't care how many things you accuse him of, his numbers keep growing. 

So maybe I bought a Cuban VHS tape of Strawberry and Chocolate in the 90s! Sue me!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 29, 2016

Film school is a bigger scam than Trump University. 

Psycho: White bra = good. Black bra = bad. Didn't need a semiotics class to figure that one out, dummies!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) October 4, 2016

Who needs Rotten Tomatoes?

#LastTimeTrumpPaidTaxes Atom Egoyan was still a relevant filmmaker!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) October 2, 2016

It might not be the popular thing to say, ok? But Mad Max: Fury Road was a boring hyperkinetic mess! Critics fooled again! Sad!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) October 2, 2016

La La Land a second rate movie premiering at a second rate festival!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 13, 2016

Many people saying Natalie Portman trying too hard for on Oscar nom with Jackie! No one likes desperation! Sad!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 13, 2016

Pervy Gaspar Noe's latest very boring! He stopped shocking people 13 years ago and now no one watches him! Irrelevant!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 14, 2016

The Donald will make cinema great again. 

Netflix's foreign film selection is pathetic! Those dummies don't know how to negotiate for the streaming rights to the best titles! Sad!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 10, 2016

To be fair, Gary Johnson's favorite film is Dr. Zhivago. 

Earlier I couldn't remember what won the Golden Lion at Venice last year, I guess I have my Aleppo moments too!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 29, 2016

America needs a critic who speaks his mind.

I was going to say something extremely rough to Woody, to his family, and I said, "I just can't do it." It's inappropriate. It's not nice!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 27, 2016

"Nothing would disgust me more morally than winning an Oscar." - Luis Buñuel

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 26, 2016

Whatever keeps you from making another Tiny Furniture!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 25, 2016

Don't know what's more pathetic! Directors who waste 5+ years on a film or whimpering public ready to thank them for getting off their asses

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 24, 2016

"Cable TV is the new art house" says dummy David Lynch! Trying too hard to sound relevant! Really just too lazy to make movies! Sad!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 24, 2016

Best possible news! Loser Netflix can bungle this trash like they did Beasts of No Nation Oscar campaign!!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 18, 2016

A little whiner! Not a real man! Mumblecore ruined American cínema!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 16, 2016

How does Apichatpong Weerasethakul ever expect to top Tropical Malady if he can't even get his Twitter account verified? Total amateur!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) October 6, 2016

Until he goes too far. 

This is somebody who likes to eat!

- Donald Trump (@ArtHouseTrump) September 28, 2016