Moviegoers often refer to film reviews before they watch a movie. They provide some excellent insights of current and forthcoming movies in terms of aesthetic and technical aspects in what you can expect from their production values. Leveraging on a wealth of films watched over the years and a background on film production, film reviewers make an assessment which meanders between objectivity and subjectivity. The public is free or take their reviews and save on their movie money or disregard them altogether. While some are house byline editors, film reviewers are mostly freelance writers or contributors to entertainment sections in dailies, magazines and online film review sites.
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Edwin H. Hartford
Hanover St, Liverpool, England
To work as a contributing film reviewer to an entertainment weekly or metropolitan broadsheet
2003 – Present: Freelance Film Reviewer for the Guardian, London
- Write reviews of current and forthcoming local and foreign movie releases
- Attend movie premieres and invites for press screenings
- Submit reviews to the entertainment section editor.
1998 – Present: Film Professor, New York Film Academy
- Conduct classes in cinematography, film history, and screenwriting
- Assist in the planning and developing course curriculum.
- Extensive exposure to independent British and Hollywood films over the last 20 years
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal and social skills
Portfolio of film criticisms published in print and online available on interview
1998 – 2000: MS in Filmography, New York Film Academy’s School of Film
1994 – 1998: BA English Literature, New York State University
To be furnished upon request