Changing & Innovative Nature of Criticism

Critics have long been associated with praising - or panning - movies in written reviews, the reality is that critics must examine entertainment in more ways now than ever before: listicles, deep-dives, recaps, conversational podcasts, hot takes, video essays, and so forth. Pop culture think pieces are now produced at a rate to match consumer appetite, but they also test the boundaries of how we define critique and argument.

It all raises the question: in 2020, what is a review? Our panel of critics will discuss not only how traditional reviews have evolved, but also what innovative methods they’re utilizing to interact with audiences; how these changes have paved the way to an increase in cultural criticism; and what effects this seemingly endless hustle has on the freelance community.

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate