John Updike's 6 Rules for Constructive Criticism Worth bearing in mind for film criticism, too. #link You were reading John Updike’s 6 Rules for Constructive Criticism, a link posted with comment by MacDara Conroy. It is filed under Words and was published in January 2016. If you liked what you read here, you can follow this site on Twitter @MacDaraBlogs or via reader feed, and find many more entries in the Archive. Share this entry on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook or Google+, or by email.