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Synonyms for critic

Synonyms for critic

a person who evaluates and reports on the worth of something

a person who finds fault, often severely and willfully

Words related to critic

a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art

someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments

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The Ismailia Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts held on Monday a seminar to honour renowned film critic Ali Abu Shadi as part of its 20th edition.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, all the critics groups issued a joint statement in which they pledged to disqualify Disney's films from awards consideration until the blackout is lifted.
It is clear that she is not a reviewer but a critic. Reviewers are allocated a certain amount of space, while critics can--or should--be given free rein, addressing not just the work but its relationship to the world in which it gestated and into which it arrived.
Scott argues we are all critics because criticism informs our social interactions, private feelings, and how we view art.
Graham Jones FOOD critics are sometimes controversial for the sake of it.
The Critics Say...: 57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future
Before some of the hottest film and TV stars headed inside the Barker Hagar in Santa Monica, California, for the 21st annual ( Critics' Choice Awards , they walked the red carpet (or blue carpet) in their finest dresses and suits.
And, yet, female critics who barely got a toe-hold anyway are often the last hired, first fired."
Now the critics, or the "fellows" of the National Critics Institute, are not outsiders at the O'Neill--NCI was founded in 1968, three years after the famed National Playwrights Conference began.
In a logical fashion, the authors provide a full discussion of the Inner Critic, detailing seven specific types of critics that people might have, including "The Perfectionist," who has "very high standards for behavior, performance, and production," and "The Guilt Tripper," who "constantly makes you feel bad and will never forgive you." The authors make the surprising point that the Inner Critic is "actually trying to help us" because it "thinks that pushing and judging you will protect you from hurt and pain." As a result, they advise the reader to form a "positive connection" with the Inner Critic and understand its motivation.
Aside from laziness--it's far easier to write a plot summary than to write a genuine critique--why do some critics give away the goods?
I've just come to realize that critics in general are an annoying bunch of individuals.
Ending a year-long failed experiment with two widely panned critics with television background, the movie review show "At the Movies" that began with dueling critics Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel from competing Chicago dailies is returning to its newspaper roots.
THE NATION'S CADRE OF MOVIE reviewers has been shrinking so rapidly that by the end of the year only 10 to 15 American newspapers may still have their own film critics, writes John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary and movie critic for The Weekly Standard The newspaper film critic may be well along the path of the ichthyosaurs, soon to be extinct.
Summary: The Gulf Film Festival, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts authority (Dubai Culture), hosted its second night of networking for GCC film professionals, entitled 'Gulf Nights,' in the presence of celebrated film critics Mohammad Reda, Essam Mohammed and Salah Sermini.