For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism
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For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism
Actress Patricia Clarkson narrates this documentary dramatizing the unique history of American film criticism. In addition to eliciting the thoughts and opinions of such respected film critics as Roger Ebert, Kenneth Turan, Lisa Schwarzbaum, and A.O. Scott, the filmmakers also speak with internet-based critics like Harry Knowles and Karina Longworth, who offer a fresh perspective on the ongoing battle between upcoming on-liners and their print publication counterparts. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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"For all its attempts to offer an expansive and exhaustive historical account, the [documentary] is riddled with glaring gaps and facile transitions."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"A survey course on the history of film criticism will introduce even professional critics to names that they do not already know and will be an eye-opener for all who want to know more about the background and current status of movie reviewers."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve