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I love people who write about movies from a specialized perspective and was delighted to discover Eater at the Movies,  a column by Joshua David Stein about food in movies and movies about food — television, too. There’s commentary about Pop’s Diner […]

Nathan Rabin is one of my favorite critics and I am currently reading his book My Year of Flops: The A.V. Club Presents One Man’s Journey Deep into the Heart of Cinematic Failure with great pleasure. He has just started […]

I am really enjoying being a part of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists’ panel for their new Movie of the Week feature. This week’s pick is the touching and entertaining “Their Finest,” about filmmakers in WWII England, starring Bill […]

The 1960’s-70’s was a golden era of American film, reflecting the upheavals of the culture around it. Film became more personal, more political, more confrontational. And that was true of film criticism, as well. A small group of critics with […]

I look forward to Slate’s annual movie club roundup of critics discussing the best and worst of the year. Slate’s own Dana Stevens points out that there was only one title on all four participants’ top ten lists for the […]

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 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 […]

I love finding new critics who write vividly and insightfully about film, and so I was glad to see Screen Queens’ new list of female movie critics to check out. Some are long-time favorites, including ReBecca Theodore-Vachon, Lisa Schwarzbaum, and […]

Headlines crowed over the disparity between critics’ poor reviews of “Batman v. Superman” and the very healthy opening weekend box office. The leading trade publication, Variety, wondered “Do Critics Matter at the Box Office?” Fortune sneered, How ‘Batman v Superman’ […]

PrettyFamous found the top 30 films with the largest disparity between critics and the audience, from “Boondock Saints” (audience 91%, critics 20%) to “Because I Said So” (audience 65%, critics 5%). You can read my F review of that one […]