Watching Movies with a Critical Eye with Clarisse Loughrey
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How is it possible to distinguish yourself as a critic when every day there are more people talking about movies? Today's guest is Clarisse Loughrey, an incredible chief film critic at The Independent, and a regular stand-in for Mark Kermode on BBC Radio 5 Live's "Kermode and Mayo." She always knew that she wanted to do something with film, because that is what she always loved since she was a child. While studying Ancient History in college, she started writing movie reviews for the college newspaper and found that she really enjoyed it and found a fascinating path in that profession without studying specifically for it. Although more and more people are talking about movies on the internet everyday, she believes that what is really important is simply having a unique point of view and having something to say. We can say Clarisse certainly has it.

Here is what you’ll learn:  

  • Clarisse tells us about her experience and what attracted her to film criticism.
  • She says the most important thing in film criticism is being honest about your emotions and connecting with your audience.
  • How people's views on criticism have changed due to the democratization of content creation.
  • Clarisse explains that what she likes most about movies is the escapism aspect; leaving the body and leaving existence to go somewhere else for two hours.
  • She believes that the opinion of movies always depends on the mental space you are in.
  • Her desire to make a book about Taika Waititi’s underrated greatness.

To learn more about Clarisse, follow her on Twitter.

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