As an independent film critic, I recognize my opinion probably doesn't carry much weight with readers. I'd like to think I've influenced a few movie going decisions, especially getting someone to enjoy a motion picture they wouldn't normally pay to see. Critics definitely have value, and I do think they can influence a product's success. There are times an audience just doesn't care how much a critic hates something, because darn it, they want their deer pissing all over the house comedy. In my latest Collective Publishing Pop Culture column, I analyze some artistic works that proved to be critic proof.