For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism

5 - And finally, a documentary for film lovers titled For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism.

Director Gerald Peary directs this insightful documentary that examines the oft-misunderstood world of film criticism and explores what the future holds for the under-appreciated art form in the expanding, competitive Internet era. 

It's filled with an assortment of the country's most respected critics, including African American film critics Elvis Mitchell and Wesley Morris, as well as Kenneth Turan, A.O. Scott, and arguably the most recognizable film critic of all time, Roger Ebert, to name a few. There are several others.

What's a documentary about film criticism without Andrew Sarris and Pauline Kael? They're in there too, as the viewer is taken of an educational and entertaining trip through cinema history, to the present.

Trailer below: