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Film Critics work in journalism, watching and reviewing movies for the general public. It’s fun work if you can get it, but a wealth of knowledge is needed to become a good Film Critic. You have to be well-spoken, a good Writer, clever and fresh with each new movie you sit through – even the bad ones. And there will be bad ones.
After you screen a movie, you write up a review and turn it in to your Editor. Then your Editor will publish it to whatever media outlet you work for; and there are a lot to choose from. As a Film Critic, you can work for a magazine, newspaper, news show, website, blog…it doesn’t matter where, as long as you bring a lot of entertainment know-how to your reviews – of both film and popular culture.
The truth of the matter is that there are only a couple of Film Critics that most people can think of at the top of their heads, and those two people had a show together. But there’s also a lot of people who guide people’s cinematic decisions through reviews in a whole lot of mediums, from newspapers to twitter. So while you probably won’t become a household name, you will get to watch movies for a living. And people will look to you for the final word on what they should spend their movie ticket money on that weekend.