• How to Be a Film Critic - Provide a Sense of Experience

      How to Become a Film Critic Part – Provide a Sense of Experience

      This is the second and last point I’ll recycle from Roger Ebert’s Little Rule Book. His advice goes on to be more and more specific, moving away from the broader notions of how to write a movie review. It’s understandable. He didn’t want to give away all of his secrets and end up without a […]

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      20 Stephen Spielberg Quotes on Film

      Stephen Spielberg (1946 – ) 1. “When you listen, you learn, You absorb like a sponge – and your life becomes so much better than when you are just trying to be listened to all the time.” 2. “I had a lot to prove when I made “Raiders of the Lost Ark” because I had […]

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      Pauline Kael’s 20 Quotes on Film

      Pauline Kael (1919–2001) 1. “For some strange reason we don’t go to charming, light movies anymore. People expect a movie to be heavy and turgid, like “American Beauty.” We’ve become a heavy-handed society.” 2. ”If you can’t make fun of bad movies on serious subjects, what’s the point?” 3. “It’s sometimes discouraging to see all of a director’s movies, […]

    • How to Be a Film Critic - Advise the readers well

      How to Become a Film Critic Part II – Advise the readers well

      If you’re looking for simple guidelines on how to write film criticism, you can do a lot worse than to look at Roger Ebert’s Little Rule Book for movie critics. Some of it is very specific. He talks about what to do and what not to do when you meet Clint Eastwood, or the policies […]

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      How to Become a Film Critic Part I – Introduction

      How important is the amount of movies you watch to the quality of your criticism? I’ve been trying to find out how to become a film critic for a long time now, and this question popped into my mind few days ago, while doing my daily round of spamming. I shared a post  I had written it […]

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      Django Unchained: NOT The Hero Black People Deserve

      There was a lot of talk about the excessive use of violence and the n-word in Django Unchained. The criticism is personally hard for me to get. As a non-American, it’s hard to understand the powerful connotation of the word. I know the context, I know some of the facts, but the concept of eliminating […]