Film criticism is the comparison, analysis, interpretation, and/or evaluation of films.
There are two different types of publications that offer opinions about films:
The film critic tries to understand why film works, how it works, and what effects it has on people; while the film reviewer looks a film's production values and general enjoyability.
|Leading Film Critics Include:||Popular Film Critics Include:|
|Andre Bazin||Roger Ebert|
|Rudolf Arnheim||Pauline Kael|
|Siegfried Kracauer||Alex Gorina|
|Sergei Eisenstein||Leonard Maltin|
|Christian Metz||Janet Maslin|
|Kaja Silverman||Richard Roeper|
|Andrew Sarris||Joel Siegel|
|Bela Balazs||John Ivan Simon|
|Peter Bogdanovich||Barry Norman|