IFFR recognises the vital importance of film analysis and criticism. A group of young and motivated professional film critics from outside the Netherlands are invited to cover our festival. We provide them with the means to sharpen their journalistic practice and explore the wide landscape of independent cinema on offer at IFFR, one of the major international film festivals for press, industry members and audiences. The programme provides a unique insight into a broad range of programmes on offer at our festival, ranging from films by well-known arthouse auteurs to more experimental and obscure cinematic gems and from art installations and performances to talks and film industry conferences.
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You were excited for the date: dinner and a movie. Over 7, people had reviewed it, and it had an average of 3 out of 5 stars. This is going to be a decent movie. Online movie ratings have become serious business. Sites like Rotten Tomatoes that aggregate movie reviews into one overall rating are being blamed for poor opening weekends. Several sites have built popular rating systems: Rotten Tomatoes, 1 Metacritic 2 and IMDb 3 each have their own way of aggregating film reviews.
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Accusations of a lack of diversity among reviewers raises the bigger question of whether they have a role to play at all in the new landscape of cinema. Some of that contempt for the critic has surfaced once more this week, giving rise to a debate about the role of reviewers in the new film landscape. There are several distinct and important questions to unpick here. The first of these, which is the most easily answered, is about the primacy — and inaccuracy — of the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes in determining the critical consensus. Aside from the distinctly ropey statistics, which trample the ambivalence and mitigation in most film reviews, the site also has a bias in its constituent reviewers, in favour of the more Roger Ebert -y looking sort of person.
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