Robin Wood

May be good. Just got the book. Looks a promising critic (from what I've read so far).
after a few

Film Criticisms

”I LIKE TO MAKE a simple distinction between a reviewer and a critic: The reviewer writes for those who haven’t seen a film, telling readers whether they shouldn’t and offering a fairly clear idea of what the film is and does; the critic assumes the reader has seen it, making a plot synopsis superfluous, and attempts to engage him or her in an imaginary dialogue about its content, its degree of success, its value.“ [complete]

Selections From Robin Wood's Hitchcock's Films Revisited (2002)

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