Todd V. Wolfson

Best Film Critic

Marjorie Baumgarten

She's firm but fair, she knows her movies and clearly loves them. Read her for her plainspoken prose, (on August: Osage County "This film is like a long day’s journey into another damn day"), or her biting wit (on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey "… seems more like the work of a man driving around a multilevel parking garage without being able to find the exit"). The best thing about Marjorie Baumgarten, Film Critic, is that she knows that the role of the critic is to shepherd films to the right audience, not the other way around.

Marjorie Baumgarten
The Austin Chronicle
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