To understand cinema, first ask yourself another question.
Cinema experts understand cinema, not entertainment content generators. So you should rather go to Anton Dolin and Co. Subscribe, for example, to his facebook page, which he maintains regularly, and read his posts. You will know the opinion of a professional. I also recommend buying the magazine "Cinema Art" on a regular basis, where he is now chief editor. There are wonderful authors. If you are discerning in life, then master their screening without much difficulty.
I have a positive attitude both to Bazhenov and to what he does. I have been following him for a long time, I watch every review and translation of the trailer honestly, I like it.
Nevertheless, I do not consider him a great connoisseur of cinema, in many ways I disagree with him, especially in his positive reviews about some films and cartoons. Sometimes at some points his words become like nitpicks that he himself probably understands and tries to justify or argue. In any case, I watch his reviews just laugh at the stupidity of these films and how Eugene plays with it.
But his friend from America Anoir https://youtu.be/tEFju2TT7TM is a godsend for me in this plan. especially an expert, but his analyzes of films, as for me, are more expensive chtol than badcomedian, because in his videos he does not emphasize humor and ridicule of bad cinema, but really on the analysis of why this film is bad, plus he introduces us a little with the construction of a movie and different techniques, which gives even more food for the mind. I became l it is thanks to him that you can better understand cinema.
God forbid so "understand".
Evaluate the last Herman, based on the original source ...
I understand that he does not position himself as a professional critic, but damn it, Eugene, at least someone would explain to you that one of the important rules of film criticism is the assessment of the film adaptation as a work separate from the original source. Just as there is no point in going to check whether Da Vinci's La Gioconda is similar to a prototype.
It is also very strange to take criticism seriously when you learn about his love for director-cameraman-editor-composer Bykov.
I do not consider myself to be very developed in the field of cinema and, again, I do not consider myself very picky.
I just watch a lot of films, I watched a lot of bad films, well, I like literature about cinema, besides, I follow behind blogs / videos / interviews / films about creation related to cinema, you can also get a lot from them. There are no specific ones. You just need to watch movies. Blogs - Every Frame a Painting, NerdWriter, Frame by Frame, books - "Cinema between Hell and Heaven", "Cinema Without a Budget", there are collections of interviews with famous directors, well, documentaries about the creation of cinema.
There is nothing fantastic in his knowledge. As already mentioned - watch as many films as possible.
Actually, Evgeny Bazhenov is not so directly very developed in the field of cinema. In fact, it is enough to just watch a lot of films to reach this level. Then you will see the same techniques used dozens of times and you will be able to identify clichés quite easily. Well, it's also useful to ask yourself - why? Those. you didn't like some moment in the film - why? You got bored - why? The ending disappointed you - why? If you really really want to become developed in this area, then you need to get an appropriate education. For example, on chanel awesome, the most detailed and analytical reviews are made by a girl with the pseudonym Nostalgia Chick, in her reviews there is even a cultural analysis, a comparison with the original source in the form of a book, an opera, etc., as well as a review of filmmaking techniques and an explanation of why they work. in some places and do not work in others.