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(Ch. 13) Evaluating Remakes and Sequels

  • Remakes: If at all possible it is best to review a remake after watching the original film or an earlier version of the film (you should at the very least have quality background information on earlier film versions to be able to compare and contrast in your review).
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MAG Review: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back by Farheen Jawaid

The post is the unedited copy of the review published in Mag the Weekly on the 12th of November 2016. Copy of the published version is at the end of the post. 522 more words

Published Articles

Everything you’ve heard about Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is wrong

Movie critics are infuriating, and, for the most part, pointless. Sometimes they coddle the Bollywood industry that produces mediocre recycled films. And sometimes they criticize the same industry for not having enough variety, in spite of knowing that this system has a 95% reservation for privileged Punjabi school dropouts with famous parents. 503 more words


(Ch. 11) Film Screenings, Junkets, & Getting Access

Getting Access to Film Screenings

Every major film studio has agents (or film publicists) to work with the media. Pre-release screenings are set up in major metropolitan areas, and film critics are invited to these and usually offered the best seats in the house. 969 more words

Floyd Norman Legendary Disney Animator Who Broke Color Barrier to Receive Special Achievement Awards

Posted by Larry Gleeson

By Alexander Nguyen (Patch Staff)

MARINA DEL REY, CA — Disney’s first full-time black animator, Floyd Norman, will be receiving a special achievement award from the African American Film Critics Association at its annual awards ceremony in January in Marina Del Rey, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. 109 more words


(Ch.9)Blogging, Reviewing for Free or $

Getting Started with A Film Reviewing Career

  • Take an AP High School or college course on film-criticism
  • Write
  • Watch a ton of movies (in numerous genres from various years)
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