Patrick Kavanagh reflects on his time working as a film critic and a possible lost career in the media.

...For a number of years I was a film critic. I attended the Irish Film Society shows of a Saturday, and wrote as enthusiastically as the next man ... and that was before I learnt the difficult art of not caring, of having the courage of one's feelings. But it didn't take me quite a while before it came out, the terrible disclosure, that what I thought of most of those foreign films, was what George III thought of Shakespeare, 'Poor stuff but one must not say so'...