Topic: The Role of the Critic
Disdain: (n.) the strong feeling of not respecting or liking something/someone.
Melissa Wehler is giving tips on how to write a film review, especially for college students who have received such an assignment.
the big picture: (phrase) the situation as a whole
narrative arc: (n.) the general shape of a story as a whole
cinematography: (n.) the visuals of a movie such as shot composition and lightning
holistic: (adj.) all-encompassing, connects all small pieces into a whole
faculty member: (n.) teachers at a university
a-ha moment: (n.) a moment of discovering something
springboard into: (v.) use something as a basis to progress to the next step
take up the bulk of (something): (phrase) be the largest part of something
compelling: (adj.) causing interest/attention/admiration in an irresistible way
fluff: (n.) the parts of something (i.e. movie, article) that has no real content and is just used to make the work look bigger