Alissa Wilkinson is a film critic and culture reporter for Vox and an associate professor of English and Humanities and The King’s College in New York City. We talk about how she translates her own thoughts and feelings about a film into a written piece of criticism and the role that criticism plays in society. She shares thoughts about the job of a film critic and the delicate art of rating, reviewing, and recommending movies.
This episode also features snippets from a conversation with Cody Duckworth. If you’re interested, you can hear our full conversation as a bonus episode on the Opinion Science website (here!).
In this episode, we mention a few things Alissa has written about before, so for full context, check out these articles:
- “The case for spoilers” (11/7/19)
- “Rotten Tomatoes, explained” (7/14/18)
- “Do not see The Emoji Movie” (7/29/17)
- Alissa’s review of “The Assistant” (4/28/20)
- Alissa’s review of “Bad Education” (4/24/20)