Film Critics

Which of these living film critics, primarily known as critics, comes closest to your taste in film?

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Robert Osborne
Robert Osborne has been the host on Turner Classic Movies since its inception in 1994, in large part due to his deep and abiding love and knowledge of film. Osborne got his start working for Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The ever-perspicacious Ball suggested that Osborne combine his interest in classic film and training in journalism...
“ An American actor and film historian best known as the primary host for Turner Classic Movies since that service began in 1994, and previously a host of The Movie Channel ” - dan_dassow
“ An American radio and television personality, known for his work as a TV journalist, news anchor, and film critic. On weekends, he presents classic movies on the American cable television channel, Turner Classic Movies. ” - dan_dassow
“ Film critic and motion picture screenwriter. He was a critic for Time, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone, among other magazines, before moving into film writing. ” - dan_dassow
“ U.S. film critic, host of the public radio show The Treatment, and visiting lecturer at Harvard University. ” - dan_dassow
Leonard Maltin
Writer, Secret's Out
Leonard Maltin is one of the most recognized and respected film critics of our time. He recently completed his 30th season with the long-running television show, Entertainment Tonight. Maltin was born on December 18, 1950 in New York City and grew up in suburban Teaneck, New Jersey. He credits the huge volume of old movies shown on New York television - and access to the City's famous revival theaters...
“ An American film critic and historian, author of several mainstream books on cinema, focusing on nostalgic, celebratory narratives. ” - dan_dassow
Rex Reed
Rex was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up in Louisiana. He became one of the most prolific movie critics in the country, and for decades has written entertainment columns for The New York Observer. In 1970, Rex made his movie debut, playing Myron in Myra Breckinridge - Myron was the young man whose post sex-change operation persona was played by Raquel Welch...
“ American film critic and former co-host of the syndicated television show At the Movies. He currently writes the column "On the Town with Rex Reed" for The New York Observer. ” - dan_dassow
“ An American columnist and film critic for The Chicago Sun-Times and now a co-host on The Roe Conn Show on WLS-AM ” - dan_dassow
Ben Lyons
Ben Lyons is a Television, Radio, and Online host and producer from New York City, who covers pop culture and sports like nobody else. Based in Los Angeles, Ben is a special correspondent on EXTRA!, a regular contributor for ESPN LA radio and was just named Chief Content Officer for Derek Jeter's Players' Tribune...
“ An American film critic and entertainment reporter. ” - dan_dassow
“ Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic for The Wall Street Journal. ” - dan_dassow
“ An American film critic, who has written for, in turn, People and Rolling Stone. Travers also hosts a celebrity interview show called Popcorn on ABC News Now and ” - dan_dassow
“ American author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker. He is a former film critic for Time magazine, and has also written for Life magazine and the Los Angeles Times Book Review. ” - dan_dassow
“ American feminist film critic and author. She contributed to The Village Voice, first as a theatre critic, then as a movie reviewer; and from there moved on to New York Magazine and Vogue. ” - dan_dassow
“ Wrote for Variety for 31 years as its chief film critic before being laid-off in 2010. He later became a critic for The Hollywood Reporter. ” - dan_dassow
“ Chief film critic for The New York Times, along with A.O. Scott. She was formerly a chief film critic for the Los Angeles Times, the film editor at the LA Weekly, and a film critic at The Village Voice. ” - dan_dassow
“ An American journalist and film critic. Along with Manohla Dargis, he serves as chief film critic for The New York Times. ” - dan_dassow
Philip French
Philip French was born in Liverpool on 28 August 1933 to John and Bessie French and originally studied Law at Exeter College, Oxford. However after National Service he went into journalism, particularly writing about film. In 1978 he became the cinema critic for the Observer newspaper and remained in that capacity until 2013...
“ British film critic and former radio producer. ” - dan_dassow
“ American film critic and professor, formerly a senior critic at Variety, and chief film critic of the UK publication Screen International. ” - dan_dassow
“ American film critic for Entertainment Weekly, a position he has held since the magazine's launch in 1990. From 1981 to 1989, he worked at the Boston Phoenix. ” - dan_dassow
Rudy Behlmer
Rudy Behlmer was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He has had a strong interest in the history and evolution of motion pictures since childhood when he began filming his own miniature dramas. He served two years in the Naval Air Corps, then was a Theatre Arts major at Los Angeles City College and Pasadena Playhouse College...
“ American film historian and writer. He is an expert in the history and evolution of the motion picture industry ” - dan_dassow
“ One of the editors of Time magazine who focuses on movies, with occasional articles on other subjects. ” - dan_dassow
“ Film critic for the Los Angeles Times since 1991 and the Director for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, Los Angeles Times since 1993. He is the founding film critic for Arts Alive on KUSC-FM and He also provides regular reviews for Morning Edition on National Public Radio. ” - dan_dassow
“ An American film critic who was the head film critic for the Chicago Reader from 1987 until 2008, when he retired at the age of 65. ” - dan_dassow
“ Film critic for the Chicago Tribune newspaper. Previously he was the drama critic of the Tribune; the Los Angeles Times; the St. Paul Pioneer Press; the San Diego Union-Tribune; and the Dallas Times Herald ” - dan_dassow
“ British non-fiction author and Film magazine editor, who has written several books relating to films. His most recent work was The Complete Spielberg, a guide to the films of Steven Spielberg. ” - dan_dassow
“ Joined Entertainment Weekly as a film critic in the 1990s, and remained there until February 2013. ” - dan_dassow
Jami Bernard
Jami Bernard is an award-winning film critic, media consultant, and author. Her books include "Quentin Tarantino: The Man and His Movies," Chick Flicks," "First Films," "Total Exposure," "The Incredible Shrinking Critic," and "Breast Cancer: There & Back." She is a former chair of the New York Film Critics Circle...
“ Author and media consultant, an award-winning film critic for The New York Post and The New York Daily News, and the founder of Barncat Publishing. ” - dan_dassow
Maitland McDonagh
Maitland McDonagh is TV Guide Online's Senior Movie Editor. Born and raised in New York City, McDonagh received her undergraduate education at Hunter College, City University of New York, and earned her MFA in Film History/Theory/Criticism from Columbia University. As a graduate student, she co-founded and edited Columbia Film Review...
“ TV Guide Online's Senior Movie Editor. ” - dan_dassow
“ A critic at the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Tribune for many years, he writes a weekly column for The New York Times on DVD releases, in addition to contributing occasional pieces on individual films or filmmakers. ” - dan_dassow
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“ Film critic for Time Out magazine. ” - dan_dassow
David Stratton
Miscellaneous Crew, At the Movies
“ English-Australian film critic and television personality. ” - dan_dassow
“ Australian film critic and producer and television personality. ” - dan_dassow
“ Australia Herald Sun film reviewer. ” - dan_dassow
Mark Kermode
Self, Film 24
Mark Kermode began his career in film journalism and broadcasting in the 1980s after studying English at Manchester University, where he wrote his Ph.D thesis on horror fiction. After starting work as a van driver (he claims he was appointed as a film critic after he crashed the van), he began working for magazines such as City Life...
“ English film critic and a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. He is the chief film critic for The Observer, and a contributor to Kermode and Mayo's Film Review and Sight and Sound magazine. ” - dan_dassow
Betty White
Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess (Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White, a lighting company executive. She is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent. Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic sitcom Mary Tyler Moore and the ditzy Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls...
“ I do not have similar taste in film to any of these critics and/or critics in general. ” - dan_dassow