Some moviegoers and cinephiles read the opinion of film critics to know how good is the movie they are going to watch in the week.
A critic is a professional journalist who have study journalism and also knows movie theory, probably have a BA in filmmaking too… What I don’t have.
They love movies. They are not movie haters ( Some of them are, don’t get me wrong). They love movies so much they get pay for watch them and talk about them … that’s life.
Some people hate them because they talked bad about the film you like.
(Dude! maybe you like bad movies or maybe you just don’t know that much about movies you just go and have fun.. it’s the only thing you know about them. )
Film critics also serves as a promotion to the film. if the movie receive positive criticism, there positive reactions can appear in the tv spots as I mentioned in a post before.
Some filmmakers have respect to film critics and some other simply hate them.
My favorite professional film critic is
He writes for the Rollings Stone magazine and I’m sometimes 95% agree with his words about movies.
If you want to know a great opinion about a movie it does’t matter the score it have Rotten Tomatoes (I will talk about RT in another post another day) I recommend this man.
Roger Ebert (1942-2013)
He made reviews for the Chicago Tribune and have a Tv show with Gene Siskel ( 1946-1999) named Siskel and Ebert.
Roger Ebert once says Martin Scorsese was going to be one of the greatest filmmakers and Martin Scorsese today is one of the greatest filmmaker. He is the kind of critic that some filmmakers today would love to hear o read his criticized about their film. I loved him.
François Truffaut (1932-1984)
He was a film critics and a filmmaker. I still haven’t seen one of his films but I will. 😉
Some other love movies so much they just like to watch movies and make reviews with no degree in filmmaking nor journalism (like me). But trust me some of them can be even better than professional critics.
other are probably prepared but they just do work in youtube.
One of my fav people in youtube is John Campea to give you an example. Among others there’s Jeremy Jahns and Chris Stuckman. Go check them out. They know their shit!
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