On Film Criticism

  • Ajoutée 8 juin 2014
  • Chris Stuckmann, as well as some respected guests, discuss the art of film criticism, how to get started, the difference between print and video, and most of all, why we love movies.
    A huge thanks to the guests who contributed to this project:
    Craig Kandiko: www.FatMovieGuy.com
    Alicia Malone: www.MalonesMovieMinute.com
    Pretty Much It: frclip.com/user/PrettyMuchIt
    John Flickinger: frclip.com/user/TheFlickPick
    Schmoes Know: frclip.com/user/SchmoesKnow
    Jeremy Jahns: frclip.com/user/JeremyJahns
    Scott Mantz: www.accesshollywood.com
    FACEBOOK: facebook.com/ChrisStuckmann
    TWITTER: twitter.com/Chris_Stuckmann
    OFFICIAL SITE: www.chrisstuckmann.com
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Commentaires • 1 616

  • Angelo Guardia
    Angelo Guardia Il y a 6 jours

    I feel like your review of Alien Resurrection was a bit unfair. While I do agree it's not a good movie there were so entertaining and well crafted scenes. In particular the scene with the aliens swimming I thought was pretty awesome.

  • Zarie Escamilla
    Zarie Escamilla Il y a 10 jours

    even though this video is so old it helped me so much and thank you for being one of my inspirations to start film reviews!💖

  • Zachary Siple
    Zachary Siple Il y a 12 jours

    5:45 Me too! Thank you! I think Citizen Kane is a 10/10 but so is Good Luck Chuck. GLC is a bit silly, but I laughed, had fun, and it had a good message that I got out of it. Is GLC perfect? No, but when I need to turn off my brain, that's a perfect movie to go to. 10 doesn't mean masterpiece to me(though it can), it means I personally loved it. And I don't think a movie has to be perfect to be a 10. One man's trash is another man's treasure! If I loved it and I'd see it again, it's a 10!

  • Zachary Siple
    Zachary Siple Il y a 12 jours

    4:29-4:38 That's why I don't love Doug Walker's reviews. I don't hate them, but he mostly only reviews movies he loathes, and sometimes I think he hates them just to have something to yell at(Beauty and the Beast 2017).

  • Marked Zenuasia
    Marked Zenuasia Il y a 24 jours

    A great A+ review sir. But that tie though.. Hahahah

  • Anita Gwinn
    Anita Gwinn Il y a mois

    Great interview, array of opinions, informative. Creating buzz about a movie intrigues most to seek out works of producers, writers and analyse what makes a movie great or a flop.

  • Angels of the Oblivion

    I agree about disagreeing with critics but still appreciating it. I don't always agree with Chris Stuckmann but his reviews feel very genuine. He is someone who loves movies, just like me or the person reading the comment. And he really talks about the film, not just go on a rant for the lolz unlike so many other film "reviewers" on FRclip.
    Infact, he is a 1000 times better than some of the professional film critics of my country like Rajeev Masand and the ladies on Film Companion.

  • Jabber Jaw Reviews
    Jabber Jaw Reviews Il y a mois

    Just discovered this video which is great, the video is great, that is. I write written reviews because I ramble too much when doing video reviews. In my writings I always use I when reviewing a movie because I AM the one who watched the movie and I AM the one who has these feelings. I'm with you, omitting the I from the review does not add quality what the reviewer is saying. "The movie was boring" vs. "I felt/feel the movie is boring" = which provides more sincerity and believability? The latter of course.

  • Al Gus
    Al Gus Il y a 2 mois +1

    With all due respect you are not qualified to be a movie critic. You are not qualified and just doing it to get views. Period.

  • Matthew Waddell
    Matthew Waddell Il y a 2 mois

    To me it comes down to success. You worked your butt off to be successful with your channel. I’m a cook, I make money making plates for people to eat. You have a passion for film and make money talking about films. You work your butt off and bring your passion to your reviews. It shows. A great film critic worked their butt off watching the entirety of film history, they know what came before and appreciate what comes next. Just as I learned the classic techniques and am moving forward making new recipes, you have studied what came before and add to what is new

  • EquestrianAngel:Curt
    EquestrianAngel:Curt Il y a 3 mois

    OhmiGod the guy in the middle in the PrettyMuchIt segment is the guy who does the news segments for the GameRanx FRclip channel-small world holy shit

  • Dan7g
    Dan7g Il y a 3 mois

    Is Don Jon a Dark Knight of romantic comedies ?

  • John McKinney
    John McKinney Il y a 3 mois


  • Sal Paradise
    Sal Paradise Il y a 4 mois +1

    Be honest in your hate and love of a film. Example, seeing lying neckbeards lie about Star Wars is very common. They ignore the facts, (misrepresent the plot and the intent) and just spew their hate without a why..... and it's easier to anything than praise.

  • Sal Paradise
    Sal Paradise Il y a 4 mois

    Good taste in movies is not equal to high intelligence.. Some of the smartest people I know had the worst taste.

  • Archer82
    Archer82 Il y a 4 mois

    I'm not sure if you'll read this given how old this video is but the reason why you're my favorite film reviewer on FRclip is highlighted in what you mentioned and there's a few points I'd like to make.
    - You always have a sense of balance in your critiques even if the movie is utter Horseshit which is really important.
    - You come across as someone that's extremely passionate about movies and film making.
    - You're very good at communicating and being able to relate to your viewers.
    - I watch your reviews at different times. Sometimes before I see a film and I'm unsure about if I want to bother paying money to go and see it at the theater or alternatively after seeing something that had a profound effect on me (good or bad) and seeing how it resonated with you and 99% of the time I always get what I'm looking for - a balanced and well thought out overview that I can relate to as a passionate film lover.
    - You just seem like a really cool guy that shares my love for movies and even on the odd occasion where I have disagreed with some of the points you've made they're always measured and valid points and I have a lot of respect for the way you conduct your reviews.
    Keep up the great work Chris from a passionate Aussie film lover.

  • K Rodriguez
    K Rodriguez Il y a 4 mois

    youtube ruined commercial free viewing forever!

  • Jay Khan
    Jay Khan Il y a 4 mois

    this is brilliant

  • moviebuff1275
    moviebuff1275 Il y a 5 mois

    12:36 BEST SHIRT EVER!

  • Keanu Speeves
    Keanu Speeves Il y a 5 mois

    You inspire me daily, Chris! I’ve just started a channel and I really want to be seen as a film critic.

  • My opinion Doesnt matter
    My opinion Doesnt matter Il y a 5 mois

    Best critic out there, man. Keep it up

  • My opinion Doesnt matter
    My opinion Doesnt matter Il y a 5 mois

    Best critic out there, man. Keep it up

  • Charles G.
    Charles G. Il y a 5 mois

    I think every person entitled to their own opinion but I feel as if these FRclip critics pander to a mainstream audience reviewing popular movies (which I can't blame them. Views, am I right?) and don't really contribute to anything. I do like their enthousiasm and I'm sure they're passionate about movies but with a medium like this I feel it's a missed opportunity to introduce lesser known movies or simply movies that you like. For me, they don't come across as credible reviewers because their knowledge about cinema is very limited.

    Dare to review a foreign movie, an animated movie, a classic movie, an art house movie. Shake it up a bit and challenge yourself. It's easy to please a young audience applauding the next Marvel movie and tearing apart an obvious trainwreck like The Emoji Movie. Happy holidays y'all!

  • Steve Bragg
    Steve Bragg Il y a 5 mois

    Rex Reed is one of the most "holier than thou, way above you" type of reviewers, ever.

  • Darrell Lane
    Darrell Lane Il y a 6 mois

    Loved this video. I've watched several film reviews here on FRclip but I kept coming back to you for the very reasons you point out.. Yes, you entertain me and have made me laugh my sopcks off, but I find so much information about films I hadn't seen before such as the Transformers franchise. After watching review I opted to purchase the collection. Will I agree with you or find a marvelous movietime experience (probably both) but still I'm giving the films a chance. Thank you for what you do, Chris!

  • Lars-Magnus
    Lars-Magnus Il y a 6 mois

    I love all of this!

  • Leroy Keener
    Leroy Keener Il y a 6 mois

    Great video! It would be great if you would do a real review, on the last jedi. Do more of these videos.

  • Lyric Lol
    Lyric Lol Il y a 7 mois

    THIS WAS AMAZING recently I started a channel and I didn't exactly know what to do with it. But now I've decided I'm going to peruse my passion for film on my FRclip channel. If love some feedback posting my next video tomorrow.

  • Lazarus Cain
    Lazarus Cain Il y a 7 mois

    Shout-out to this being the first time I saw Jeremy Jahns breathe.

  • Leangareh
    Leangareh Il y a 7 mois

    This is an amazing video! Thanks so much"

  • keiichi maebara
    keiichi maebara Il y a 7 mois

    I do agree Chris stuckmann We are all entitled to our opinion But usually in opinion have some basis of the issue at topic it's not really an opinion if most critics will find something that really wasn't an issue in the film because it wasn't there and adding things to it that are impossible to find because it just simply wasn't there they needed something to criticize of that's what they did that's not an opinion in my opinion It's called a lie usually an opinion comes from an unbiased different side point of view that's not an opinion it's called slander I do think a lot of movie critics mostly should not even have their jobs instead of being praised that's my personal opinion

  • keiichi maebara
    keiichi maebara Il y a 7 mois

    Chris Stuckmann Then if you do that then you are a rare critic and if critics are supposed to do that they were taught that in school than you just prove to everyone the truth about critics most critics don't do their job correctly which makes criticism in my personal opinion pointless if no one's going to take your advice and it's true most critics will actually get out there and this is true you can go look at comments and you completely see how did they even criticize a movie didn't even have that issue in the film it sounds like they just added something to their to find something to criticize about and that's what they do if they can't find something to criticize they will actually add an issue into the movie that should have never been there at all instead of finding an actual issue With the film It's like yeah they are taught that in school but when they get out in the real world it's like they're expected to make a badd reviews of the going to find a way to make it happen even if they have to lie Which is my I will never trust the critics because the critics Are terrible at their jobs and honestly instead of being praised they should honestly lose jobs if they're not going to give an actual unbiased opinion that's how critic was supposed to be but that's how Hollywood Never has been You would think these big shot critics that get so much praise would be big shot people but no they're small in insignificant because they don't do their job right and not not worth looking at if anything they should be giving more praise to the audience for actually giving an unbiased opinion they should be making the money and getting a lot of praise Getting the critic jobs because it's been proven by the biased facts in most movies that get criticized wrongfully that Most critics don't do well in their job but get praise like they do well in their job

    • keiichi maebara
      keiichi maebara Il y a 7 mois

      Chris Stuckmann In fact if other positions were like movie critics nurses for example would probably be fired because they would mess up critics are usually messing up actually

  • J.T. R
    J.T. R Il y a 8 mois

    that's really a great video

  • Kail Kilbourne
    Kail Kilbourne Il y a 8 mois

    I agree more with Jahns, about the difference between Reviewer and Critic.

  • Movie Time With Dee
    Movie Time With Dee Il y a 8 mois

    I'm glad I watched this. I learned a lot, took notes, and plan to move forward from this point on using this advice. Thank you Chris

  • Isaiah Williams
    Isaiah Williams Il y a 9 mois

    Chris: If you have an opinion, and it's your opinion, keep it that way!
    Mauler: I always argue that films are objectively good or bad... If you think that "The Last Jedi" is good, good luck calling other movies bad.

  • Isaiah Williams
    Isaiah Williams Il y a 9 mois

    I feel like too many people have forgotten these important tips in the wake of "The Last Jedi."

  • bigraviolees
    bigraviolees Il y a 9 mois

    You have proven yourself a movie aficionado and fan . Some no doubt are in it for the easy youtube money and big number of hits. I have a music passion I will put on youtube but no doubt will get all of 9 hits, oh well I aint in it for the money

  • Joseph Keenan
    Joseph Keenan Il y a 9 mois

    The film critic in our local paper I always go 180 degrees on what s/he says.
    Also if 100 people tell me a film is great or sucks I want ro see it for myself. Cloud Atlas and the last Mad Max movie got trashed by a bunch of people.
    You can't rate them on the same merits. Like you say they are different. Judging on technical aspects only goes so far.... shitty technique takes away from the experience.

  • jhessgirl
    jhessgirl Il y a 9 mois

    Really enjoyed this. I love films! Make it a niche!

  • Gregory Morgan
    Gregory Morgan Il y a 10 mois

    Really enjoyed this video, Chris! Good stuff!

  • maytheforce betrayyou
    maytheforce betrayyou Il y a 10 mois

    Damn, that was an evil "Stuckmannized" at the end there! hahaha
    Dude, you and Jeremy have always been my favourite 2 since like 2013, and I agree with what you/he said. I've always seen you guys and others on here as movie reviewers and not critics. That's why you guys always even refer to critics as a third party, because they aren't what you are! :)

  • MrAutobotCollector
    MrAutobotCollector Il y a 10 mois

    Hi chris stuckmann I have a question where is the line drawn between an criticism and personal taste?

  • Emily Apricot
    Emily Apricot Il y a 10 mois

    Great Collaboration ! I was really happy to see Jeremy Jahns and the Schmoes chime in. I like to read written reviews on IMDB before I watch a movie in theaters because it is a fast, but after I see a movie, if I feel strongly about it, I love to watch video reviews to revisit favorite scenes and feel like I am discussing it with a friend !

  • bill nguyen
    bill nguyen Il y a 10 mois

    kinda contradicting with your "Emoji movie" review, LOL. understandable though

  • Pedro Koury
    Pedro Koury Il y a 10 mois

    I live in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and the way we do our "SATs" here, at least in regards to the essay part of the exam, is through this very boring and inhuman approach of not being personal.
    I mean....REALLY?! We are human beings with emotions, for crying out loud. Much harder than being extremely rhetorical and fancy and robotic and knowledgeable is being able to articulate your own emotions so as to communicate with someone else and at least attempt to bring some meaning and emotion to that person's life. And Chris, you do that beautifully. Well done, man. Your nerdiness is your voice, your deep observations make up your voice and your passion for movies is your voice. And your voice comes through as motivational and joyful.

  • Cortex Engineer
    Cortex Engineer Il y a 11 mois

    the lighting needs work, but this is the freakin avengers of youtube reviewers, I am surprised this isn't more popular... all your recent reviews have over 600k each, this is amazing I wish there was more like it

  • Anthony Merriweather II
    Anthony Merriweather II Il y a 11 mois


  • Shubham Poddar
    Shubham Poddar Il y a 11 mois

    How long has this been shit going oooooooonnnnnn.......

  • Honest Burglar
    Honest Burglar Il y a 11 mois +1

    I enjoy how you critic movies. I am pretty discabled. Your pros and cons and opinion helps me know if a movie is worth my valuable time or not

  • S Nomad
    S Nomad Il y a an

    can you do a series on annoying moviegoers? those are fucking hilarious!

  • MrTristan1235
    MrTristan1235 Il y a an

    Gene Siskle did some things that I think were really petty. He spoiled Friday the 13th with the hope it would hurt it's box office performance just because he didn't like it.

  • Channel Clipz
    Channel Clipz Il y a an

    Great video

  • Andrew Miles Broughton

    Pauline Kael talked about getting high on films. She'd cite Brian De Palma, Spielberg and so on who create that high, and about films being "alive" she even says Exorcist 2 is tho misgiuded, still alive. Bravo, you know films Chris.

  • Miguel Henry
    Miguel Henry Il y a an

    Thanks. ✌🏾

  • Hugh Whitfield
    Hugh Whitfield Il y a an

    quality xxxx

  • Cup of Soul Show
    Cup of Soul Show Il y a an

    There is still room for more. There aren’t enough critic of colors. We don’t get enough access. Plus the more diverse you have the more perspectives and better conversation

  • Leah Cirker-Stark
    Leah Cirker-Stark Il y a an

    The more I watch your videos, the more I admire you. You're an awesome, compassionate, insightful person. Thanks for being fucking rad!

  • Seldom Studios
    Seldom Studios Il y a an

    Tell that to the sonic fan base...

  • TheHero136
    TheHero136 Il y a an +1

    Besides Chris Stuckmann I watch and listen to these critics.
    James Rolfe (Cinnemassacre)
    Doug Walker (Nostalgia Critic)
    Marcus (Cosmonaut Variety Hour)

  • Guy mendez
    Guy mendez Il y a an

    Awww Jeremy tried.. lol. he gives me hope bcs i too am tht same tyoe of peraon who extend sentences just cs i want to convince ppl everything i understand about tht concept. If im passionate about smthing I repeat myself a million times

  • Mark Sims
    Mark Sims Il y a an

    Ironically, I've read Ebert reviews where he spent half of it running through the plot and stort beats.

  • dana oct
    dana oct Il y a an

    god chris do you really get so many idiotic comments

  • Karl
    Karl Il y a an

    How to be a movie critic, 1) Open blog/vlog. 2) Read the synopsis and pretend you've watched the movie 3) Score everything 95-100 so as not to upset anyone, especially 'sponsors'. Movie reviewers on the whole are such a grossly corrupt cabal of paid liars, honest ones are a rare breed.

  • Rashomon00
    Rashomon00 Il y a an

    I am incredibly passionate about film, but I'm just not on board with your populist movie reviews. I do wish you the best though. I'm afraid I'm just not your audience.

  • Blues' Reviews
    Blues' Reviews Il y a an

    This is exactly what I needed to see I’ve been wanting to start a review channel since I was in high school but I had no idea how to start up. this video has inspired me thank you Chris and thank you everyone who was involved in this video

  • emil engen
    emil engen Il y a an

    The Dark Knight is extremely overrated.

    • Theman Joe
      Theman Joe Il y a an

      emil engen can you explain in-depth why you didn't like it?

  • WavesOfRed
    WavesOfRed Il y a an

    Thank You for the advice

  • The Ranting Usher
    The Ranting Usher Il y a an

    Thank you, Chris, so much for making this video. It is so refreshing to hear someone I look up to and admire talk about film criticism in a very passionate and insightful way. I am a film reviewer myself. I have been doing it for over a year now and as much as Stephen King has inspired me to write horror, you and the others I have subscribed to, Doug Walker, Lindsay Ellis, Stupendous Wave, etc, have inspired me to chase my other dream of being a film reviewer. Watching this video has given me a lot to think about with regard to re-inventing my style and coming up with new and creative ways to present my videos. Much to learn, I still have, as Yoda would say, but I am enjoying every moment of the creative process. Every time I watch either yours or any of the other reviewers I have previously mentioned, I feel as if I am home again. That I am sitting at home on the couch drinking my coffee and talking about movies with like-minded people who I greatly respect. Thank you, Chris, once again for doing what you do best and for inspiring me to follow my passion. You are truly awesome and, of course, I"ll be checking out those who you featured in your video as well.

  • M
    M Il y a an

    I disagree with the part about separating the artist from the artistry. It taints my experience of a movie to watch(for instance woody allen) because all I can think is how terrible that human being is while I watch a movie and that's an experience that a lot of people have. That is a legitimate reason for a movie experience to be not so great(as much as it's true that so many people work on a movie and it's a shame when one actor fucks up but that's a reality)

  • Roy Severs
    Roy Severs Il y a an

    My one problem with film or any critics is those that criticise but don't give a solution to the problem; like why did it suck and in your opinion what would you do to change it?

  • The Delusionist And His Demons

    So... Are you going to re-review Interstellar?

  • Travingel - Comedy Gaming

    when you said you will reckognize these people,
    i expected to reckognize at least one person..... i didnt

  • Nth-level Entertainment

    Thank you for this video, Chris. It was very helpful.

  • Robbie Ruviews
    Robbie Ruviews Il y a an

    Hey Chris,
    I just wanted to thank you for this video and always being really open and honest with your reviews and yourself. I started my channel a few months ago without really knowing how to do what I wanted to do. You were a huge inspiration for me to become better and I just wanted to thank you for all that you've done for this community. It could have been really easy for you to just review movies and not get involved with those who watch your reviews, but you give back with videos like this, and that means a ton to people like me who want to get into this field.
    Thank you!

  • Anatoliy Kuznecov
    Anatoliy Kuznecov Il y a an

    Мужик, ты даже не представляешь, какая у тебя четкая речь. Для того, кто прокачивает аудирование, ты просто находка. Спасибо тебе.

  • Jenny Silver
    Jenny Silver Il y a an

    So handsome, love the tie

  • Rob Vespa
    Rob Vespa Il y a an

    I enjoyed this topic and your presentation. I enjoyed SOME of your guests - There were a few (really one) segment that was just wrong. Yes, everyone has an opinion, but their perspective were just wrong - It was off putting. I won't say who it was, but I'm surprised that no one else commented on what was relayed.

  • TheGeocab123
    TheGeocab123 Il y a an

    Great video, Chris.

  • UltimateNinja1984
    UltimateNinja1984 Il y a an

    Pretty much it is a great, underrated film review channel. I found Pretty much it by seeing their "On golden pond" film review!

  • Poxow
    Poxow Il y a an

    Cole Smithey is a terrible film critic. He fulminates well-made films without even recognizing their positive qualities. He gives Logan a grade F (less than zero stars). Film criticism is truly subjective and ultimately pointless--unless for analysis. He must be a contrarian.

  • Moroni Tembo
    Moroni Tembo Il y a an

    Jeremy Jahns😃

  • The King Of Cinema
    The King Of Cinema Il y a an

    Jeremy Jahns and Chris Stuckmann. My two favorite Reviewers that I would love to see a crossover between.

  • Paglavc1
    Paglavc1 Il y a an

    "That was my friend FatMovieGuy, now lets move to people i really respect." LOL :D

  • Francisco David Mon

    I know this is an old video, I´m not from a place where there are a lot a guys like you, and I respect every single one of you, I follow you for plenty of years by now. Thanks for being this awesome.

  • Nick DiCarro
    Nick DiCarro Il y a an

    Is that jake valdeno

  • Splash'n'Skillz #37

    If i give review, im a say what i think and go on, there's too much thing about movie criticism,rules that i really don't feel and kills my vibe so

  • _moonlight86_
    _moonlight86_ Il y a an

    Hi, i love watching your reviews. you always see something i miss, so many cool details! The reason i decided to write was to say that it would help if you could put subs on videos when it's difficult to hear what's being said. in this video, for instance, when you're talking on the phone it's really hard to hear what the man is saying (sorry, i forgot his name heh). and i just realised this is a super old vid so maybe you have started doing that now or you haven't had the need tyo do it again.. anyhow.. I wanted to give my opinion on that :p keep doing what you are doing! oh! where do you buy your tshirts?? xD the one with sailor moon in wonder woman costume is epic!!

  • Justin Z
    Justin Z Il y a an

    u should have an "S" grade

  • capsam productions
    capsam productions Il y a an +1

    "When you make a critic, imagine that you are talking to your friends at the bar" OH MY GODNESS those words!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am awakened.

  • TierneyTV
    TierneyTV Il y a an

    List of female movie reviewers on youtube?

  • Collin 115
    Collin 115 Il y a an

    I was waiting for Jeremy

  • Daniel Epler
    Daniel Epler Il y a an

    A couple quick rebuttals, with all due respect.
    1. Critics infuse current events into reviews because movies often do. Movies often say things about the world around us in the time they were made. It is important to look at the events and politics of the time the film was made to fully understand it. And who the person is who made the film says something about the film. Who is this director? What about them can inform this film?
    2. If all critics were just "regular average guys" then who can we learn from? I would like to hear from critics who are smarter and more educated than me so I can learn.

  • Learnable.
    Learnable. Il y a an

    I can listen to you talk all day. Don’t know why

  • Alex Gonzalez
    Alex Gonzalez Il y a an

    Great video. I've been reviewing movies live on Facebook for almost a year now @LexTalksMovies ✌🏽😎🍺. I totally agree with you and the guests on a lot of what was said. I love movies and started writing out reviews and was told "Why can't you just do a video?" So that's how I got my start. Just a guy who loves movies and couldn't wait to talk about what I watched. It's really awesome to see so many of you have the same passion and outlooks. Thanks for this video and your reviews! 🍻

  • Roy Thomas
    Roy Thomas Il y a an

    Great video Chris.This really affected my views of film criticism

  • Arpitha Gorur
    Arpitha Gorur Il y a an

    I'm interested in starting my own film criticism channel and I took notes on your pointers, they certainly helped a lot and I now know where to start! Thanks! Question: Do I have to put movie clips in my review? I mean I know I don't HAVE to, but will my review be boring if I don't?

  • PolyTech TV
    PolyTech TV Il y a an

    Critics in general are people full of shit. They think they know it all but at the end of the day they are people who get free stuff and talk shit like entitled little brats.

  • wholetruthy
    wholetruthy Il y a an +1

    I love that Jeremy dropped the "I grew up on..." line

  • Vincent 2099
    Vincent 2099 Il y a an