Daniel M. Kimmel

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Daniel M. Kimmel (born 1955) is an American film critic, writer and college media professor. He received a B.A. from the University of Rochester and a degree in law from Boston University.

Kimmel is a correspondent for Variety, and has been a TV columnist for the Boston Herald. From 1984 to 2009, he was a film reviewer for the Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, Massachusetts. His reviews can be found at NorthShoreMovies.net, the Sci-Fi Movie Page and The Jewish Advocate. His essays on classic science fiction films were being published in The Internet Review of Science Fiction from 2005–2010 and after that in Space and Time.

He is a past president and current member of the Boston Society of Film Critics. In May 2012, he became founding co-chair of the Boston Online Film Critics Association.

Kimmel is the author of several books and has co-written a play The Waldorf Conference about the Hollywood blacklist. His 2004 history of Fox, The Fourth Network, received the Cable Center Award for best book of the year. His collection of essays titled Jar Jar Binks Must Die was nominated for a Hugo Award in the category "Best Related Work". His novel Shh! It's a Secret is on the shortlist for the Compton Crook Award given to best first novel by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society.

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