The announcement today that "Ebert and Roeper" were going off the air came at one of those serendipitous times for me, as I've been thinking a lot about film critics--who they are, where they come from, how (or if) they are trained or schooled.  

I was wondering if those of you on the list would be interested in sharing your list of the top film critics/reviewers (not scholars), past and present.  

Lou Ann Thompson, Ph.D,
Professor of English
Texas Woman's University

"One Law for the Lion and the Ox is Oppression."--William Blake

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."--Attributed to 
Edmund Burke 

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