What is film criticism?

Film Criticism

Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of films, individually and collectively. In general, this can be divided into journalistic criticism that appears regularly in newspapers, and other popular, mass-media outlets and academic criticism by film scholars that is informed by film theory and published in journals.

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Some articles on film criticism:

Armond White - Career - Relations With Other Critics and Filmmakers
... has bemoaned the state of contemporary film criticism, describing it as "intellectual anarchy" and saying that "the profession is in dismal shape, fucking ... In an online discussion with other film critics, White emphasized that "I don't read criticism for style (or jokes) ... that "I do think it is fair to say that Roger Ebert destroyed film criticism" and accusing him of "talking about movies as disconnected from social and moral issues, simply as entertainment" ...
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
... is a professor in the Department of English, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, specializing in film studies, cultural studies, and Postfeminist Critical Theory ... Her book A Short History of Film, co-authored with Wheeler Winston Dixon, has gone through six printings since its initial 2008 publication, the latest ... include Class-Passing Social Mobility in Film and Popular Culture, (Southern Illinois University Press, 2005) Performing Whiteness Postmodern Re/Constructions (State University of New York ...
Dennis Daniel - Writing - Film Criticism
... Along with his advertising duties, Daniel is a film critic for Films in Review (the oldest film magazine in the world) and the cultural website Here Come The Wild Dogs ...
Stanley Kauffmann
... April 24, 1916, in New York City, New York) is an American author, editor, and critic of film and theatre ... New Republic since 1958 and currently contributes film criticism to that magazine ... is featured in the 2009 documentary For the Love of Movies The Story of American Film Criticism where he is shown discussing the beginnings of film criticism in America, and noting the important contributions ...
Film Criticism - Academic Criticism
... It has been claimed that journalist film critics should only be known as film reviewers, and that true film critics are those who take an academic approach to films ... This work is more often known as film theory or film studies ... These film critics try to come to understand why film works, how it works, what it means, and what effects it has on people ...

Famous quotes containing the words criticism and/or film:

    Good criticism is very rare and always precious.
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    His education lay like a film of white oil on the black lake of his barbarian consciousness. For this reason, the things he said were hardly interesting at all. Only what he was.
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