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Mon, 28 Jul 2008 08:07:25 EDT
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In a message dated 7/28/08 7:39:52 AM, [log in to unmask] writes:

> What I have been thinking about is how few women are film critics,

Actually, with Manohla Dargis, Ann Hornaday and Lisa Schwarzbaum, there are 
at least three very powerful women critics today. I think there was definitely 
more in the 1960s such as Pauline Kael, Sheila Benson and Judy Stone. 

There should be a lot more, but frankly, critics of color are even more 
lacking today. Then again, the concept of a daily film critic is disappearing 
rapidly. The previously mentioned Eleanor Ringel Gillispie of Atlanta and Mary Pols 
of San Jose were both let go as were dozens of others from around the 
country. Sean P. Means has been keeping tabs of all the buyouts and layoffs -- 32 of 
them since the beginning of 2006.

Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video
PO Box 128
Harrington Park, NJ 07640
Phone: 201-767-3117
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