critic http://wamc.org en Oscar Talk with Thelma Adams http://wamc.org/post/oscar-talk-thelma-adams <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Nobody knows movies like <a href="http://www.thelmadams.com/wordpress">Thelma Adams</a>. So, we wanted to talk with her about Sunday night’s Academy Awards and find out her thoughts on possible winners and losers on film’s biggest night.</p><p>She is currently a <a href="https://www.movies.yahoo.com">Yahoo! Movies </a>Contributing Editor, film critic and Oscarologist. She was the film critic at Us Weekly for eleven years from 2000 to 2011, following six years at the New York Post. She has twice chaired the New York Film Critics Circle.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84582 at http://wamc.org Oscar Talk with Thelma Adams "Critical Mass: Four Decades Of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades And Hurrahs" By James Wolcott http://wamc.org/post/critical-mass-four-decades-essays-reviews-hand-grenades-and-hurrahs-james-wolcott <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From his early </span>70s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> dispatches as a critic for the </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Village Voice</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on rock and roll, comedy, movies, and television to the literary criticism of the </span>80s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>90s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that made him famous, to his must-read cultural reporting for </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Vanity Fair</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">- <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/online/wolcott">James </a></span><a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/online/wolcott" style="line-height: 1.5;">Walcott</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has had a career as a free lance critic and a literary intellectual like none other.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With his new career-spanning collection </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Critical Mass: Four Decades of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades and Hurrahs</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">- he gives us his best critical essays and cultural journalism.</span></p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78049 at http://wamc.org "Critical Mass: Four Decades Of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades And Hurrahs" By James Wolcott Ideas Matter: PA Humanities Council's "Based On The Book: Bestseller Cinema" http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-pa-humanities-councils-based-book-bestseller-cinema <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This morning we spotlight the </span><a href="http://www.pahumanities.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Pennsylvania Humanities Council</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and their upcoming </span><a href="http://www.pahumanities.org/engagement/events/index.php?event=5766" style="line-height: 1.5;">"Based on the Book: Bestseller Cinema"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> presentation in Haverford, PA on Nov. 16.</span></p><p>Film Critic Bill Wine will discuss the psychological difference between reading a book and viewing a film.</p><p>Bill Wine has been writing about and teaching film throughout his career, serving as a movie critic for magazines, newspapers, radio and television and online. He served as the movie critic for Fox Television for twelve years, earning eight Emmy award nominations and winning three Emmy awards. Wine has been the movie critic for the CBS station KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia since 2001. He has also written for The Village Voice, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and many other publications. He is the Tenured professor of film, La Salle University and he joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 76841 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: PA Humanities Council's "Based On The Book: Bestseller Cinema" Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective by Richard Schickel http://wamc.org/post/steven-spielberg-retrospective-richard-schickel <p>Famed film critic, writer, and film historian Richard Schickel has written a retrospective of Spielberg’s career (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1402796501/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1402796501&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1402796501" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1">). Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 51987 at http://wamc.org Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective by Richard Schickel Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece http://wamc.org/post/portrait-novel-henry-james-and-making-american-masterpiece <p>Henry James has had many biographers, but Michael Gorra has taken an original approach to this great American novelist, combining elements of biography, criticism, and travelogue in re-creating the dramatic backstory of James’s masterpiece, Portrait of a Lady. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 46705 at http://wamc.org Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece