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Roger Ebert was the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism.Full Bio
Chaz is the Publisher of Ebert Digital, President of Ebert Productions and Vice President of The Ebert Company, managing print publishing, television production, public speaking engagements, and organizing the annual Ebertfest film festival.
Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor-in-Chief of RogerEbert.com, TV critic for New York Magazine and Vulture.com, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism.Full Bio
Brian Tallerico is the Managing Editor of RogerEbert.com, and also covers television and film. He is the Editor of Magill's Cinema Annual, and freelances for Film Threat, About.com, and more.
Simon Abrams is a native New Yorker and freelance film critic whose work has been featured Esquire, the Village Voice and elsewhere.Full Bio
Godfrey Cheshire is a film critic, journalist and filmmaker based in New York City. He has written for The New York Times, Variety, Film Comment, The Village Voice, Interview, Cineaste and other publications.
Odie "Odienator" Henderson is a 26-year veteran of Information Technology. He runs the blogs Big Media Vandalism and Tales of Odienary Madness. Read his answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.Full Bio
Glenn Kenny was the chief film critic of Premiere magazine for almost half of its existence. He has written for a host of other publications and resides in Brooklyn. Read his answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.
Christy Lemire is a co-host of the YouTube film review show "What the Flick?!" Christy reviewed films for The Associated Press for over 14 years. You can find Christy's writing at ChristyLemire.com. She's also on Twitter @christylemire and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.lemire2. Read her answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.
Sheila O'Malley received a BFA in Theatre from the University of Rhode Island and a Master's in Acting from the Actors Studio MFA Program. Read her answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.
Susan Wloszczyna spent much of her nearly thirty years at USA TODAY as a senior entertainment reporter. Now unchained from the grind of daily journalism, she is ready to view the world of movies with fresh eyes.Full Bio
Ali Arikan is the chief film critic of Dipnot TV, a Turkish news portal and iPad magazine. Ali’s work has appeared in numerous outlets. Originally from Ankara, Turkey, he has lived in Cologne, Germany; Durham and London, UK. Ali currently resides in Istanbul, Turkey.
Steven Boone has written film criticism for over 20 publications in print and online, including The Village Voice, The Star-Ledger, Time Out NY and Salon.com.Full Bio
Danny Bowes is a theatre and film critic for Salt Lake City Weekly whose work has appeared in Premiere, The Atlantic, Indiewire, Yahoo! Movies, and Tor.com. You can read more of his work on his blog.Full Bio
Dave Bunting is a photographer, amateur filmmaker, and co-owner of King Killer Studios, a popular musician's rehearsal community and performance space in Brooklyn.Full Bio
Over the past sixteen years Sean Burns’ reviews, interviews and essays have appeared in Philadelphia Weekly, The Improper Bostonian, Metro, The Boston Herald, Nashville Scene, Time Out New York, Philadelphia City Paper and The House Next Door. He stashes them all at Spliced Personality.Full Bio
Dan Callahan is the author of "Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman" and "Vanessa: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave." He has written for "New York Magazine," "Film Comment," "Sight and Sound," "Time Out New York," "The L Magazine," and many other publications. Read his answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.
Christopher Campbell is a Connecticut Yankee recently transplanted to the Deep South, where he's a freelance writer and editor. He is a regular fixture at Film School Rejects, Movies.com and Moviefone and has in the past contributed to Indiewire, MTV News, Movieline, and other outlets.Full Bio
Jen Chaney spent 12 years at The Washington Post. She currently writes about pop culture and reviews film, TV and books for numerous outlets, including New York Magazine's Vulture, Esquire, The Washington Post, The Dissolve, Washington City Paper and others. She tweets at @chaneyj.Full Bio
Seongyong Cho writes extensively about film on his site, Seongyong's Private Place.
Olivia Collette is based in Montreal, and has written for the Montreal Gazette, World Film Locations: San Francisco, Sparksheet, Indiewire’s Press Play blog, the Spectator Arts Blog and other outlets. She discusses pop culture at Livvy Jams.
Brian Doan blogs at Bubblegum Aesthetics and contributes to Cinespect.Full Bio
Aurore Duiguo is a business graduate living in Marseille, France. She has written and directed plays, is passionately interested in motion pictures, and hopes to find a career in filmmaking and theater.Full Bio
Justine Elias has written about film and TV for The New York Times, the Village Voice, the Guardian, Time Out Chicago, Film Comment, Premiere, Entertainment Weekly, and many other publications in print and online. She lives in Boston.Full Bio
Steve Erickson lives in New York, where he writes for The Village Voice, Sight and Sound, Gay City News, Fandor, Film Comment, the Nashville Scene, Studio Daily and other publications. He has made four short films. His website is Chronicle of a Passion.Full Bio
Matt Fagerholm is the Assistant Editor at Ebert
A native of Chicago, Sam lives and works in San Francisco as a journalist and student at San Francisco State University. He's the founder of Movie Mezzanine, residential film critic for SF Bay and member of the OFCS. He also happens to be (consistently) illogically idealistic about everything (save for politics).Full Bio
Bruce Fretts is Articles Editor of TV Guide Magazine and writes the popular “Cheers & Jeers” and "On Demand" columns. He is also the TV critic for WBGO-FM. His work has been published in The New York Daily News and on the Sundance Channel's website. You can follow him on Twitter @brucefretts.Full Bio
Noah started writing about film in fourth grade with his review of
"Driving Miss Daisy" for a Montessori school writing assignment (4
Michael A. Gonzales has written cover stories for Wax Poetics, Stop Smiling and Essence, His essays have appeared in New York, Complex.com and The Village Voice. A prolific short story writer, his latest "Jaguar and the Jungleland Boogie" appears in "Black Pulp" (Pro Se Press). Gonzales blogs at Blackadelicpop.blogspot.com and lives in Brooklyn.Full Bio
Ian Grey is a New York writer whose work on visual arts, music, and identity politics have been published by Press Play, Baltimore City Paper, Lacanian Ink, The Prague Post, The Perfect Sound, Salon, Gothic.net, Smart Money, Time Out New York, and other forums.
Scott Jordan Harris is a film critic from Great Britain. Formerly editor of The Spectator's arts blog and The Big Picture magazine, he is now a culture blogger for The Daily Telegraph; a contributor to BBC Radio 4's The Film Programme and Front Row.Full Bio
Rowan Kaiser is a freelance pop culture critic currently living in the Bay Area. He is a contributing writer at The A.V. Club, and writes about video games for Joystiq and Gamespy. Follow him on Twitter @rowankaiser.Full Bio
Wael Khairy is an Egyptian film critic. He has written several reviews and essays for two World Film Locations books published in the UK. His revolution-related tweets were published in the bestseller, Tweets from Tahrir. The Cinephile Fix.Full Bio
Ben Kenigsberg edited the film section of Time Out Chicago from 2011 to 2013 and has also written for L.A. Weekly, The A.V. Club, Indiewire, In These Times, The New York Sun, and Time Out New York.Full Bio
Joyce Kulhawik, best known as the Emmy Award-winning Arts and Entertainment Critic for CBS-Boston (WBZ-TV 1981-2008), co-hosted the syndicated movie-review show "Hot Ticket" and was a continuing co-host on "Roger Ebert & The Movies." Look for her review online at JoycesChoices.com.
Kevin B. Lee is a film critic, filmmaker, and producer of over 100 video essays on film and television. He is Founding Editor and Chief Video Essayist at Fandor Keyframe and founding partner of dGenerate Films.
Donald Liebenson is a Chicago-based film critic, entertainment writer and DVD reviewer. He has been published in The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Printer's Row Journal, Los Angeles Times, Movieline and Entertainment Weekly.
Craig D. Lindsey is a freelance blogger who also does a podcast called Muhf***as I Know.
Laya Maheshwari is an Indian film critic based
in Mumbai, but often found elsewhere. His writing has appeared in
publications such as Film Comment, The LA Review of Books, Indiewire and
Hindustan Times. One day he aspires to write a one-star review of a
movie as entertaining as Roger Ebert's dismissal of "Mad Dog Time"
Marsha McCreadie has written four books on women and film. She was the staff film critic at the Arizona Republic for many years, currently reviews for Film Journal International, and her film articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Film Comment, sensesofcinema, and many other Googleable publications.
Patrick Z. McGavin is a Chicago-based writer and critic. His film writing has appeared in the British magazine Empire, Stop Smiling, Time Out Chicago, Cineaste and LA Weekly. He also maintains the film blog, http://lightsensitive.typepad.com/light-sensitive.Full Bio
Nell Minow reviews movies and DVDs each week as The Movie Mom for Beliefnet.com and radio stations across the US. She is the author of The Movie Mom's Guide to Family Movies and 101 Must-See Movie Moments.Full Bio
Michael Mirasol is a Filipino independent film critic who has been writing about films for the past eleven years. He briefly served as film critic for the Manila Times and now writes occasionally for Uno Magazine and his blog The Flipcritic.
Jana Monji, made in San Diego, California, lost in Japan several times, has written about theater and movies for the LA Weekly, LA Times, and currently, Examiner.com and the Pasadena Weekly. Her short fiction has been published in the Asian American Literary Review.Full Bio
Omar Moore is an award-winning college writer and City College of New York and Rutgers Law School graduate and also an attorney and film critic.Full Bio
Omer M. Mozaffar lectures across Chicago, teaching courses on religion, literature, history and film. He has given well over a thousand talks on Islam since 9/11.Full Bio
A well-rounded individual whose interests include movies, cinema and film, Chicagoan Lisa Nesselson has been writing and broadcasting from Paris for over 25 years, including 17 years with "Variety."Full Bio
Scott Nye holds a degree in Media Studies from Emerson College. He is a member of the Online Film Critics Society. He writes for Battleship Pretension, CriterionCast and other publications. You can read more of his work on railoftomorrow.com.
Michał Oleszczyk is a film critic and scholar based in Poland. In 2012, he has been named the Critic of the Year by the Polish Film Institute.Full Bio
R. Kurt Osenlund is the Managing Editor of The House Next Door, the official blog of Slant Magazine. He is also a regular contributor to Slant, Filmmaker, DETAILS, IndieWire, Esquire, ICON, and Time Out New York.Full Bio
Kartina Richardson is a filmmaker and founder of Mirrorfilm.org, a film commentary and video essay site. She now explores representations of people of color in the films she loves in her series 'Race in Film' at MirrorFilm.org. Her musings appear at her site thismoi.com.Full Bio
Alyssa Rosenberg is the Features Editor for ThinkProgress.org. She is a columnist for the XX Factor at Slate, and a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, The New Republic, Esquire.com, The Daily, The American Prospect, and National Journal.Full Bio
A former labor organizer, Lisa Rosman has reviewed film for such outlets as Time Out New York, Salon, Us Magazine, Flavorwire and CBS. She appears weekly on the NY1 film review show Talking
Pictures, and writes on film, feminism, and eavesdropping for SignsandSirens.com. Most notably, she once served as an assistant for Elmo on Sesame Street.
Nick Schager is a NYC-area film critic and journalist who writes for The Village Voice, Time Out New York, New York Magazine’s Vulture, The A.V. Club, and other outlets. During his scant free time, Nick has been known to obsess over the intricacies of "They Live" and recite dialogue with his two daughters from "Clifford."Full Bio
Barbara Scharres is the Director of Programming at the Gene Siskel Film Center, a public program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.Full Bio
Charlie Schmidlin is a Los Angeles-based writer for Indiewire.com, whose film work has placed him
internationally and across the U.S.. He is also one of Ebert's Far-Flung Correspondents.
Tom Shales served as TV critic of The Washington Post for 25 years, winning the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1989.
Krishna Bala Shenoi is a Bangalore native who enjoys creating short films, making storybooks, doing illustration, writing, animation, and making music. And, of course, he loves going to the movies. Shenoi posts selected items from his work on his website.Full Bio
Peter Sobczynski is a contributor to eFilmcritic.com and Magill's Cinema Annual and can be heard weekly on the nationally syndicated "Mancow's Morning Madhouse" radio show.Full Bio
Collin Souter has been reviewing films in Chicago for 14 years, most
notably on WGN Radio where he has been a part of the movie review
segment every week on The Nick Digilio Show.
Bill Stamets is a freelancer for the Chicago Sun-Times and Newcity. He teaches film part-time and makes Super-8 films.
Scout Tafoya is a blogger and filmmaker who writes for and edits the arts blog Apocalypse Now and directs both feature length and short films.Full Bio
ReBecca Theodore-Vachon is the Film/TV Editor at TheUrbanDaily.com. She also runs her own blog FilmFataleNYC.blogspot.com and co-hosts "Cinema in Noir" podcast on Sundays BlogTalkRadio 6PM-7PM EST. You can find her on Twitter: @FilmFatale_NYCFull Bio
Katherine Tulich is an Australian-born entertainment journalist now living in Los Angeles, where she covers music, movies and television. She is a contributor to the Los Angeles Times.
Gerardo Valero is lives in Mexico City with his wife Monica. Since 2011 he's been writing a daily blog about film clichés and flubs (in Spanish) on Mexico's Cine-Premiere Magazine. His contributions to "Ebert's Little Movie Glossary" were included in the last twelve editions of "Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook."Full Bio
A writer, filmmaker and a film critic since 1994, Pablo Villaça wrote for many Brazilian movie magazines. In 2002, he became the first Latin-American critic to be part of the Online Film Critics Society, being elected its first non-English speaking Governing Committee member in 2011.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky is a critic for the digital film magazine Notebook, published by Mubi.com. With Christy Lemire, he co-hosted the television program "Ebert Presents: At the Movies."Full Bio
Grace Wang is a writer and producer. She writes for The Spectators Arts Blog, the books World Film Locations: New York and World Film Locations: Beijing. She has worked as a Programming Associate and Social Media Coordinator for the Toronto International Film Festival and Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.
Anath White has done everything from script coverage for The Sundance Institute to
local NPR radio host to researcher/creative consultant on numerous Showtime films.
Max Winter is a poet and critic, and the managing editor of the IndieWire blog Press Play.