Film/Movies Critic’s (Part 2):

Film/Movies Critic’s (Part 2)

                                       Film/Movies Critic’s (Part 2)

You get to watch movies and it's great. However the hardest part about it is expressing your feelings about something and figuring out who you are as a person through public speaking or through writing. Because in all honesty filming a video is public speaking ,you have to be able to stand up in front of people and talk to them in a way that you think they might want to hear you now. Gene Siskel said one time and once again I'm quoating about this about finding your own voice is that, “there is a myth in the film critic land that you are not allowed to express your feelings in a review”. You're not allowed to say things like, I felt or this film affected me this way. You're just supposed to be like this aloof presence that didn't actually have an experience with the audience and is just sort of reporting your thoughts and Gene Siskel spoke about that very negatively.

 I have received advice before in the past to not say I or this is how I felt, when doing a written review. However, doing a video you have to because a video is sometimes very ad-libbed and yes some videos are scripted and that's fine to a viewer or reader who comes across. Your review needs to feel some kind of connection, because I've read reviews before and I've watched videos before where it just appears. As if the person who is reviewing the film that they just saw is like a newscaster. This bland emotionless person who talks like this as if he is a news reporter and this is what he does for a living and there is no emotion just this robotic expression of speaking, who really wants to sit there and watch that nobody wants to watch. That no one wants to listen to that because there's no connection. One of the most important things in my opinion that a film critic can do is have a connection with his or her audience.

See when I come home for a film I'm itching to talk about it . I do not feel right within my skin until I talk about the film and review and share it with you guys. My opinion is important to me and I want to share it with you guys and hopefully find people that have the same opinion or even better. Yet someone who has a different opinion who can have a healthy debate because that is the rarest of rarities being able to have an actual intellectual discussion with differing opinions on a movie. Now I want to talk a little bit about things that I feel are the biggest mistakes that film critics make nowadays.

One of the largest ones that I've ever witnessed that is literally running rampant throughout film criticism is, people who are writing a review or filming one and they are allowing current news or media or pop culture trends around a star or a director. To be infused and infected with in their review a current thing that surrounds a person who worked on a movie should have no bearing on your review. None it's extremely important for us as a film critic to review the movie not the people, who are involved with it. For instance x-men days of future past bryan singer right now is in the middle of this court thing. But i didn't mention it in my review because it has nothing to do with the movie. It's not a pertinent subject to discuss in a review of a film. This is a film made by thousands of people actors, producers, lighting technicians, editors, music. All this stuff that has nothing to do with this scandal, that's going on in the background. I really think that current film critics need to take that into account when they review a movie.

Imagine what someone 20 years from now who comes across your review would be thinking. If the entire review is just filled with, whatever's going on in the current day. You know about this particular star this person 20 years from now is gonna be like, I just wanted to know if you like the movie or not, that's our goal, that's our point. We're telling people what we thought of the movie. Now I've come across a few articles recently written by people who are primarily film critics. Who write their reviews and they have been decidedly hostile towards video film critics, and I have been kind of bothered by this. To be honest because I like both, I read written reviews and I watched film reviews. Obviously I primarily do reviews because I find that, I enjoy that the most that is my chosen area, that is my particular field that i appreciate the most.

 Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel popularized the idea of actually being energetic on camera and entertaining in a way to talk about film criticism. Now that's not to say that that detracts from their written reviews because the reviews were also great. I read them and I watched their show. The thing is, it's just two different mediums. One is not meant to replace the other but they're both meant to strengthen the other one. See I like to write reviews from time to time. I don't do it often and sometimes I actually will write a review and I won't even publish it. I'll just write it and I'll be like yeah that's not really something I'd ever want anyone to see and I'll just delete the file or whatever. But it's always there within me and that's never something that I think should be at war with each other. Because that is a very pointless endeavor, and this is a perfect way to bridge into my guests segments, in which I'm going to be talking to some people who are also film critics. Some guests that you may recognize some faces that you might enjoy seeing and some people you may not know.

One of the first people I want to talk to is a writer his name is Craig candy ko of fat movie g u I d e . c o m. So, my buddy here Craig candy Co writes for fat movie guy calm and I'm curious to know how you approach a movie review as a writer. I like to know the opinion of a writer well the best way I approach a movie itself to review it is really as a fan first. I mean I've grown up going to movies. I'm I remember going to see Goonies at the theater and the last day of school with my friends and stuff because my mom took me. So, I always go into a movie thinking was it fun. Did it take me on a roller coaster of emotions and thrills and suspense and things like that what was I scared was I laughing and all the right spots. You know did I jump in my seat but just like on people on YouTube try to talk to the screen and have a conversation. I try to do that in Word but ultimately when I want to go in, I try to go in as a fan. It's just a normal person , you know I'm a dad, I'm a husband, I have, I have a job, I try to use all of those backgrounds and  talk using that experience. And just once again just try to have a discussion.

 I've always basked what I do right. How do I write and I go, I just imagine all the time that I'm like at a bar or I'm having dinner with a friend and they're like: oh you know I don't think about seeing a movie. What movies did you see you know it's like well, I saw this movie, well did you like it, well I loved it and here's why boom: boom.  So, what do you think are the major differences between video critics and written critics. I've seen a lot of people tried to emulate you or than schmoes or things like that and they have just zero production value. They don't know how to crop themselves. So, you know, you're looking at and they're like this or you know they're like this. You know there's just there's zero production value. So, if a movie studio were to see it or or written critic were to see it I could see it easily. 

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