Spanish director Alejandro Amenabar (2-R) and executive producers Paolo Vasile (R), Fernando Bovaira (2-L) and Axel Kuschevatzky (L) attend the press conference for ‘Regression’ at the 63rd annual San Sebastian International Film Festival, in San Sebastian, Spain, 18 September 2015. The movie presented in the Official Selection opens the festival running from 18 to 26 September. EPA/JAVIER ETXEZARRETA
When you go to the movies, do you first read the film reviews? Do you ever think about who is writing them?
It’s a question raised periodically by film critics and researchers alike, usually when citing studies such as “Gender at the Movies: Online Film Critics and Criticism” (2013) that show reviewers are predominantly male and, according to “Australian film critics, then and now” (2011), usually over 40 too. (more…)