Course Description

This workshop will combine your enjoyment of film with a desire to write critically about it. It will help you sharpen your ability to compose solid critical writing to capture the attention of an online or print audience. Through film screenings, lectures and practice sessions, you will be introduced to writing film criticism. The course will offer an opportunity to compose at least one review which will be shared in class.


Instructor: Kevin Courrier. Courrier is a freelance writer/broadcaster with CBC Radio and currently a film critic with Critics at Large. He is also the author of a number of books (Dangerous Kitchen: The Subversive World of ZappaRandy Newman’s American Dreams, and Artificial Paradise: The Dark Side of The Beatles Utopian Dream). He teaches part-time film courses to seniors through the LIFE Institute at Ryerson University in Toronto and other venues. His forthcoming book is Reflections in the Hall of Mirrors: American Movies and the Politics of Idealism.

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