Manohla Dargis

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Manohla Dargis
Born 1961 (age 54–55)
United States
Occupation Film critic
Spouse Lou Amdur

Manohla Dargis (born 1961) is a chief film critic for The New York Times, along with A. O. Scott.[1]

Career[edit]

Prior to being a film critic for The New York Times, Dargis was a chief film critic for the Los Angeles Times, the film editor at the LA Weekly, and a film critic at The Village Voice, where she had two columns on avant-garde cinema (CounterCurrents and Shock Corridor). Her work has been included in a number of books, including Women and Film: A Sight and Sound Reader and American Movie Critics: An Anthology From the Silents Until Now, published by the Library of America. She wrote a monograph on Curtis Hanson's film L.A. Confidential for the British Film Institute and has served as the president and vice-president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. In 2012, she received a Nelson A. Rockefeller Award from Purchase College; the award is, according to the college, “presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to the arts.”[2] She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2013,[3] 2015 [4] and 2016.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Dargis grew up in Manhattan's East Village, evincing an early love of film through regular attendance at St. Mark's Cinema and Theater 80.[1] She graduated from Hunter College High School and received her BA in literature from Purchase College State University of New York in January 1985.[6][7] She received a master of arts in cinema studies in 1988 from the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University. Dargis is married to the wine expert Lou Amdur.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Film Critic Biography: Manohla Dargis". The New York Times. 7 December 2004. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Nelson A. Rockefeller Awards". purchase.edu. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ "The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners Criticism". pulitzer.org. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners Criticism". pulitzer.org. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ "The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners Criticism". pulitzer.org. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Rockefeller Award past recipients". Purchase.edu. Retrieved 2015-08-27. 
  7. ^ Purchase College, SUNY Institutional Advancement (914)-251-7909
  8. ^ "Manohla Dargis". Usc.edu. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 

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