I read a lot of writers about movies and media.
These are just a few of the pages, perspectives, and people whose work I have found consistently rewarding and worth my time and attention over many years.
Keep a few things in mind as you look them up:
First, I didn’t say I always agree with them. But I want to honor them here as a sign of gratitude for what I have learned from them, and to say that I find disagreeing with them more constructive than frustrating.
Second, I know I’m leaving a lot of names off of this list that I could probably include. But these are the names I find myself wanting to look up on an almost daily basis because their writing is engaging even if I’m not particularly interested in the particular movie that they’re writing about.
David Thomson: Author of Have You Seen . . . ? and The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
Mike D’Angelo: The Man Who Viewed Too Much
Richard Brody: The New Yorker
Gareth Higgins: Movies and Meaning
Anthony Lane: The New Yorker
Peter Chattaway: FilmChat