Now that “takes,” gossip, and conversations about film can be instantly broadcast to the world, it’s sometimes easy to forget that above all else, film criticism is an act of writing. In a frank and accessible dialogue, Mark Harris, film historian and Vulture columnist, Eric Hynes, critic, journalist, and Associate Curator of Film at the Museum of the Moving Image, talk to FILM COMMENT Digital Editor Violet Lucca about the writers and larger cultural trends (be it the rise of VHS or social media) that have shaped their own approaches to the medium.