Film Criticism

Film Criticism

Cinema Rediscovered 2019

Season

Please note: this season finished in July 2019

The shape of film criticism in the UK, and beyond, is constantly in a state of flux. As the landscape changes, with various media platforms falling in and out of fashion, one of the constant questions critics find themselves faced with is how to make and maintain a career in an unstable field? Without a crystal ball to tell us just how the future looks for working film critics and with the very term 'film critic' up for debate, our focus is to bring the conversation back into the cinema and to rediscover the art of criticism in a context that contemplates the past, present and future of the moving image.

From review culture to deeper and more creative modes of analysis and engagement, there is a tension between speeding up and slowing down. How has the 'hot take' changed approach and styles of criticism today? And what is the impact of taking our time to consider and respond to topical or provocative films and issues in the industry? Exploring the impact of this change through talks, panels and a dedicated workshop for early career critics, we look forward to opening up a space for debate with a host of impassioned critics, journalists, activists and curators working in the field.


Previous events in this season

Film Critics' Insights Film Criticism

Film Critics' Insights
Please note: This event took place in July 2019
Talk
Join Cinema Rediscovered Film Critics workshop alumni and critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson for a reflection on the current state of film criticism and the contemporary issues facing working critics in the UK and beyond.

Philip French Memorial Lecture: Simran Hans Film Criticism

Philip French Memorial Lecture: Simran Hans
Please note: This event took place in July 2019
Talk
What is the future for film criticism? To opens the 4th edition of Cinema Rediscovered (25 - 28th July) Simran Hans, film critic for the Observer, responds to some of the most pressing concerns about the role of the critic in uncertain times.