Film critic

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Film critics deal with the medium of film. They write reviews of individual films , report on film festivals , write books about actors, film directors, individual genres , etc. The boundaries between film critics and film historians are therefore fluid. Film critics can be employed by daily newspapers or film magazines or work as a freelancer. In recent years there have been an increasing number of amateurs interested in cinematography who write reviews on the Internet. In Germany, the Association of German Film Critics (VdFk) acts as an interest group for more than 300 film critics and film journalists, making it the largest national section within the international film critics association Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (FIPRESCI).

Some well-known directors such as François Truffaut , Peter Bogdanovich and Wim Wenders have also started out as film critics. The Pulitzer Prize for Film Criticism has so far gone to Roger Ebert , Mark Feeney , Jean-Honoré Steul , Stephen Hunter and Joe Morgenstern .

See also


  • Praise is heavier than blame , D, 2016, documentary about Stuttgart's film critic, director: Wolfram Hannemann.