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For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism

(ag films) Release Date: March 17, 2009 Director: Gerald Peary Writer: Gerald Peary Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Roger Ebert, Owen Gleiberman, Stanley Kauffmann, Harry Knowles, Elvis Mitchell, Wesley Morris, Rex Reed, Andrew Sarris, Lisa Schwarzbaum, A.O. Scott, Kenneth Turan Plot: For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism is the first documentary to dramatize the rich saga of American movie reviewing. With commentary from America’s best-regarded reviewers, Roger Ebert (“The Chicago Sun-Times”), A.O. Scott (“The New York Times”), Lisa Schwarzbaum (“Entertainment Weekly”), Kenneth Turan (“The Los Angeles Times”) as well as young, articulate, Internet voices, including Harry Knowles (aintitcoolnews.com) and Karina Longworth (spout.com). From the raw beginnings of criticism before “The Birth of a Nation” to the incendiary Pauline Kael-Andrew Sarris debates of the 1960s and 70s to the battle today between youthful on-liners and the print establishment, this documentary tells all. With narration by Patricia Clarkson. Genre: Documentary IMDb: Website: link
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