Milos Stehlik and Jonathan Rosenbaum on Film Criticism

Former Chicago Reader Lead Film Critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
Former Chicago Reader Lead Film Critic Jonathan Rosenbaum Filmadrid
Former Chicago Reader Lead Film Critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
Former Chicago Reader Lead Film Critic Jonathan Rosenbaum Filmadrid

Milos Stehlik and Jonathan Rosenbaum on Film Criticism

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Jonathan Rosenbaum is an internationally renowned film critic, historian and author of numerous books, including “Discovering Orson Welles.” The legendary former Chicago Reader film critic has published a new two-volume set on the history and importance of film criticism, looking at major film movements like Italian Neorealism and the French New Wave (La Nouvelle Vague) of the 1950s and 60s. Rosenbaum believes that “a critic’s ideal role is to mediate and facilitate our public discussion of cinema.” WBEZ film contributor Milos Stehlik sat down with Rosenbaum for a series of discussions on transformative film movements, independent film and film criticism. In this segment, Stehlik and Rosenbaum discuss film criticism itself — what works, what doesn’t and what has changed over time.