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At the Brooklyn Book Fair, a panel of critics advised the audience with their best advice for getting the most from movies and books. From NY Times critic A.O. Scott: Whatever you’re consuming—even a movie that seems to require no […]

It is one of the great honors of my professional life to be a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and participate in the Critics Choice awards. This year, I am delighted that we have established a new, separate […]

From “Scarface,” “Midnight Express,” Natural Born Killers,” “Wall Street,” “JFK,” “Nixon,” “W,” and “Platoon” to this month’s release, “Snowden.” Oliver Stone has been one of the most provocative writers and directors in movie history. Also one of its most lauded, […]

Angelica Jade Bastién is one of my favorite critics, and her essays on film are always insightful and thought-provoking. For Vulture, she wrote about the increasingly sensitive and authentic portrayal of mental illness on television. And she calls out the […]

Critic Jacob Oller has an excellent essay on the summer movie season of 2016. The films predominantly focused on white dudes (The Nice Guys, Nine Lives, Popstar) had the most trouble finding their audience — even when they were good movies. Well, […]

Old films are disintegrating, and we risk losing forever indispensable works of art and cultural artifacts. In an article in the New York Times, movie critic Manola Dargis describes another challenge: there were different versions of some earlier films, so […]

If you are in the Washington DC area and would like to learn how to write a movie review, please join me for a free workshop on Saturday, Sept 10, 2016, at the Landmark E Street theater. It’s a part […]

Movie lists are irresistible — to make and to debate. Here are three intriguing new ones. My friend, Talk Easy podcast host and critic Sam Fragoso, has compiled a list ranking all of Matt Damon’s performances. I’d put “Stuck on […]

On my friend Susan Wloszczyna writes about the top female movie fictional characters of all time, according to a list released by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, a group I am proud to be belong to. I was […]

It is an honor to be included with so many friends and colleagues on Women and Hollywood’s list of the top women writing about movies. Take a look and check out some of the ones you have not heard of […]