Appreciative criticism  

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"Despite his fostering of appreciative criticism, it is important to point out that Bazin was himself critical of the idea that auteurs always made “good” films."--ReFocus: The Films of Delmer Daves (2016) by Carter Matthew Carter

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André Bazin is known [source?] as a proponent of appreciative criticism, wherein only critics who like a film can write a review of it, thus encouraging constructive criticism. Before him, there was Théophile Gautier [source?] , who explicitly stated to want to do appreciative criticism.

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