Are You a Film Critic, Or a Film Reviewer?

If you have ever searched the net for information about a film, then the chances are you have been greeted by pages of search results from a immense variety of web-sites & blogs. Some of them are well established sites attached to major publications whilst others are the musings from anyone who writes about films as a hobby. What I find fascinating is that what all these people class themselves as, some refer to themselves as a film critic where as others say they area film reviewer, & yes I have my own film web-site & I class myself as a film reviewer which will describe why later on. But the query is “is there any difference between a film critic & film reviewer & does it matter?” For more help you can also search corporate video production on the internet.

What is a Film Critic

To my knowledge there is no unalterable rule who can & cannot call themselves a film critic, there is no degree or coursework that all critics must go through to be allowed to refer to themselves as a critic. Although there’s a few characteristics which in my view set those who call themselves film critics apart from those who call themselves film reviewers.

First & fore mostly a film critic usually appears to be anyone who not only has a love of movies, but also all the aspects of film making & so know the various roles that the crew provide on a film set, can spot the subtle variations in techniques used & usually can waffle on for ages on the subject of films without hesitating over their facts. It is this in-depth knowledge on film making that lets them write their critiques with an authority & can say that such & such an actor was originally a screen writer before getting their break in such & such a film. For more help you can also search on the internet.

Their credit they are also anyone who usually puts in plenty of work to keep up to date. A film critic will usually watch any film whether it is in their comfort zone or not, lovely or bad, they will read the press releases, autobiographies & those heavy books on film making that can be so tedious. They will have watched those bygone films which are heralded as classics yet plenty of modern film lovers are ancient & over rated. They fundamentally know their stuff & work hard to keep up to speed than your average person on the street who tends to watch those films they love & tiny else.