What Has Happened to Film Criticism?

In this podcast, Francisco reflects on the shifts in film criticism that have almost entirely eliminated the role of the critic as the one who analyzes the aesthetic and intellectual value of a film. The role of the critic has changed into one that primarily discusses the financial viability of a film over a film’s aesthetic and social value in society. This shift conflates the art of film with the craft of making the film and leaves the deeper and more important questions of a film’s aesthetic and intellectual value entirely untouched.

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