Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"10 Ways to Become a Better Film Critic"

Evan Derrick of MovieZeal is offering ten tips to improve your skill at reviewing films. He has posted part one and will soon offer part two. UPDATE: He now offers part two.

His suggestions:

  1. Expand your cinematic vocabulary.
  2. Respect the medium you are criticizing.
  3. Develop an appreciation for all the arts.
  4. Study classic film criticism.
  5. Develop a unique voice.
  6. Don't be dull.
  7. Invest yourself in other pursuits.
  8. Become an excellent essayist.
  9. Avoid the reviews of others before writing... study them afterwards.
  10. Develop a philosophy of trash.

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