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The Film Critics of HubPages

Updated on May 8, 2012


I admit that I am not the best film critic; after all, I am just a film student with only a few years of experience under my belt, and my writing is always in need of an editor. As much as I am passionate about the hubs I write, I would never expect anyone to judge a film based on one review, but only upon their own feelings. Of course, it does help to hear the opinions of others, because if the majority of them think that a movie is good or bad, it can help decide whether or not a movie is worth checking out.

HubPages is a great place to find people who are very passionate about movies. Besides myself, there are many who are dedicated to sharing their views on a particular film or their knowledge of the film industry to the general public. Here are a few:


Though not exactly a film critic, Cogerson is still a very important writer to note. Everyone who writes anything about movies knows about Cogerson, and for good reason. He is the go-to guy for great movies, box office information, classic actor/actress information, and much more. His writings are very informative, straightforward, and interesting. If you plan to write about movies for HubPages, you definitely need to be introduced to one of the best movie buffs on HubPages.

To read Cogerson's work, click here


Here is a well-known “bad movie” lover. FatFreddysCat writes about movies that he enjoyed watching, most of which came from the bargain bin. These tend to be B-movie horror films, like “Evil Bong”, “Hell Night”, and “Vertical Limit”. His reviews are often funny, clever, smart, persuasive, and personal, meaning that he reviews based on his own experience with the film. Not only is FatFreddysCat a great film critic, but he is also “a die-hard rock fan”.

To read FatFreddysCat's work, click here


Here’s a film critic who also writes about movies as a personal experience. Garlonuss tackles both good and bad films, and even argues whether certain "classic" movies (such as “A Clockwork Orange”) should be considered classics at all. Unlike many film critics on HubPages, Garlonuss states his opinion about the film in the title of his hubs (for example, he wrote a Hub called “Little Drummer Boy’s storytelling is a little weak-Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum”). Not only is this clever, but will also let people know exactly what to expect. Whether you agree with him or not, Garlonuss is still a great writer, and he’s never afraid to speak his mind.

To read Garlonuss's work, click here


Like myself, Innersmiff is a film student, which gives him expertise about filmmaking, film theory, story/structure,and film language. It should be no surprise that he is a great source for film criticism. Innersmiff’s understanding of the filmmaking process clearly shows in his work, and he is not afraid to speak his mind. On top of that, he is very funny, and respectful towards the opinion of others, and overall a great writer.

To read Innersmiff's work, click here


Another popular film critic, Robwrite is insightful, smart, interesting, and personal. Rob is one of the strongest writers on HubPages: his choice of words to describe his feelings about a film is carefully thought out and he makes his point potent and clear. He also writes about his opinions and beliefs with other issues, whether they are political, spiritual, or social.

To read Robwrite's work click here


One of my favorite horror movie film critics on HubPages, Somnambulist876 aspires to bring movies that we’ve never heard of before to our attention. He’s a talented writer, very smart, and worth checking out.

To read Somnambulist876's work click here


Not only a critic of bad movies (such as “Gigli”, “Hulk”, and “Batman & Robin”), SPomposello is also a health professional (meaning that he is good for you!) SPomposello’s reviews are not only insightful, but also humorous and clever. His reviews are always enjoyable to read.

To read SPomposello's work click here


Steven is a good friend of mine and he is an excellent writer. His film reviews have much care and thought put into them, and he continues to be one of the most popular film critics on HubPages. Even if you do not agree with him, Steven is very respectful, honest, intelligent, and caring towards others. Sometimes he may challenge your opinion, however, this usually creates great, thought-provoking discussions. One of my best friends and favorite writers on HubPages, Steven will enlighten you with his superior knowledge of movies.

To read Stevennix2001's work click here


Tschaunerb movie reviews are mostly horror movies, but she does write about other films, most of which are seldom known. She is a “Go-To” critic for interesting movies--whether big or small, good or bad--that are either American or Asian. In addition to that, she also has very useful Hubs about writing. Smart, insightful, funny, and useful...what more could you ask for?

To read Tschaunerb's work click here

In Conclusion

Not everyone has the same opinion about a film, but that is what defines film as art. Although the film critics' job is to analyze a film and present their thoughts and feelings about it, they shouldn't dictate the thoughts and feelings of everybody else. In the end, it's your opinion that counts. However, it doesn't hurt to know what to expect from a movie before you choose to see it in theaters, buy it, or rent it.

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    • CarltheCritic1291 profile image

      Carl 6 years ago

      LOL well I'm glad you know about this and are putting it to good use :)

      Not a PD150 fan myself though I agree they do the job. I use a Canon XL1S MiniDV Digital Camcorder. The thing that I find annoying about both cameras are the tapes, but I'm hoping to get either an ARRI ALEXA or RED EPIC later on.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Always good to hear from you.

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      James Smith 6 years ago from UK

      Thanks for this Carl! I didn't know you had done this until just now - someone gave me fan mail telling me that this Hub had directed him to my writing. This also gives me some good idea about what the competition is ;)

      And yes, I know, those PD150s. . .they're kind of like the AK47s of cameras. Common and durable but they do the job.

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      Carl 6 years ago

      Well I wish for you the best man :)

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      Nickalooch 6 years ago from Columbia, MD

      I personally want to be a writer in some way. It all started with writing books, in fact I've been working on one for close to five years. I enjoyed screen writing, but still isn't exactly my cup of tea.

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      Carl 6 years ago

      LOL thank you very much John, congrats yourself :) Pretty soon we'll reach 100!

      Thanks for stopping by, commenting and voting!


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      John Sarkis 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Excellent hub Carl

      Congrats on hitting 70 hubs. The reason it caught my eye is because I'm at 70 also.

      Voted up and God Bless


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      Carl 6 years ago

      I had to take classes like that, there was a class where we had to use actual film which was interesting (but we used a Bolex camera which is REALLY annoying to use), and another class where we used Sony PD150's (which is better than the Bolex but it still sucks) and there are other kinds of cameras (Canon 5D, Red One, Arri Alexa, etc.) Script writing can be fun sometimes, but when you actually film your movie, that's where the problems officially start. It always helps to be prepared with a back-up plan, and/or quick thinking :) I'm sure the movie will be great, I'd like to see when you're done (if you don't mind). Thanks again for posting!

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      Nickalooch 6 years ago from Columbia, MD

      this semester I am taking a class where I have to write and direct a short film. I am really looking forward to that. Last semester I took a screen writing class that i absolutely loved.

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      Carl 6 years ago

      Well I study a program called "Motion Picture Sciences" where I study the technology and engineering process of film making, but I really enjoy the film aspect of it, and I enjoy making movies as well. This is only my second year and I hope to complete it as soon as I can. Congrats on your almost completion of school, if you are ever in need of assistance with your movies let me know ;) Thanks for stopping by again Nickalooch, great to hear from you.

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      Nickalooch 6 years ago from Columbia, MD

      I take it you study film too lol. I was in journalism first then switched to film. I am almost done school though, I can see the finish line lol

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      Carl 6 years ago

      Yes it is. It's okay, college is very important, and I usually put my academic studies before any of my hubs. HubPages is a great site, but always put education first. Thanks for the comment Nickalooch :)

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      Nickalooch 6 years ago from Columbia, MD

      Very nice of you to do such a thing. Wish I had more time to review more movies on a frequent basis, but college is quite the hassle at times.

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      Carl 6 years ago

      Why thank you very much Steven, I appreciate the comment :). I will always enjoy reading what you say about a film as well. I might make a part two to this Hub when some time has passed and more film critics join the HubPages community. Thanks again for stopping by, it's always great to hear from you.

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      Steven Escareno 6 years ago

      Thanks for the shout out, and for the compliments, as I had no idea you were going to publish a hub like this. I'll definitely have to remember this whenever I get around to reviewing you as a film critic, in my "Critic's Corner" hub series. lol. (joke)

      All kidding aside though, I appreciate the free promotion, as I consider you to be possibly the best critic on hubpages that I've read thus far. Sure, you do need to work on your grammar, as you alluded to, but I tend to agree with one of your commentors once who said that you're probably one of the few film critics that analyzes everything there is about any film you review. I think so far, only you and JBunce are the only critics that are consistent at that, as far as I know.

      Anyway, keep up the good work, as I always enjoy reading what you have to say about a film.

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      Carl 6 years ago

      Hey Rob,

      I'm glad you like the Hub, and hope to read more of your work:)

      Thanks for the comment, it's always appreciated.


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      Rob 6 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

      Carl; Thanks so much for the shout-out. I appreciate the kind words. I enjoy your reviews, too.


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      Carl 6 years ago

      You're welcome Garlonuss. Thank you for the comment.

      I'm glad you agree, it should always up to the viewer to decide whether or not a movie is good or bad but as critics we just say what we thought. Thanks again for the comment :)

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      Garlonuss 6 years ago from Saratoga Springs, Utah

      Hey, thanks for the mention.

      And I totally agree. Film critics are given way too much "authority" in the minds of some people.

      A critic is just a movie watcher with a platform to shout their opinion from. It doesn't make any one critic more right than anyone else. People really should read opinions from multiple people.

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      Carl 6 years ago

      lol well thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy the others as well :)

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      LaDena Campbell 6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      I have read reviews from you and cogerson but not the others you mentioned. Now I have other hubs to read!!

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      Carl 6 years ago

      @ALL: I'm glad you all enjoyed reading, I look forward to reading all of your work as well, and it's always great to hear from you all, thank you very much. :)

      @FatFreddysCat: Film Geeks UNITE! :) LOL Thanks again.

      @thjeffriestube: Thank you very much, I appreciate the compliment, and I'm sure the other film critics on HubPages do too :)

      @alocsin: I merely pointed out the ones that I know of, but I'm sure there is more that deserve just as much attention. Thank you for the comment and votes, they are gladly appreciated :)

      @THEHuG5: I'm glad you feel that way Alexis, you definitely deserve recognition for your hard work, and I'm happy to know that I can call you a friend :) Keep up the great work, and I'm glad this made your day :) Thanks again for the comment, it's very much appreciated.

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      THEHuG5 6 years ago

      OMG I feel famous lol! I know that's silly but this hub made my day. Thank you so much for including me Carl. We all need more writers like you who not only write exceptional reviews but who can also acknowledge the hard work of others. Thanks again. You da man :)

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I didn't realize that there were so many film critics out there. Thanks for pointing out the good ones. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Dave 6 years ago from United States

      Carl, it takes a class act to call attention to your "competition", and I hope everyone realizes what kind of writer you are for doing that. My hat's off to you, and I look forward to reading your work in the future, as well as the work of the illustrious writers you mentioned!

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      Keith Abt 6 years ago from The Garden State

      It's an honor to be mentioned in this Hub alongside such illustrious company. Thanks for the props! Film geeks unite! :)