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A very brief history of film criticism

For as long as there have been films, there have been people writing about them. As film transformed from a nickelodeon fancy to an established art form and a dominant medium of entertainment as it exists today, film criticism has changed as well. However, just as the...

How the internet killed film criticism

Film criticism is dead. At least that’s what traditionalists would have you believe. If education and experience in the field of writing no longer carry the same gravitas as previously, what are the criteria? The Internet swept in and levelled the playing field,...

Is it possible for a superfan to be a good critic?

We live in the age of the superfan (often known as fanboys or fangirls).Massive movie franchises based upon comic books dominate our theatre screens. Old fan properties from the ’80s and ’90s, like Jurassic Park and Star Wars, are being revived to feed future...