Tim Grierson

Senior U.S. Critic for Screen International, a contributing editor at MEL, and the author of “This Is How You Make a Movie"

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Vice president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association; Senior critic for Screen International, chief film critic for Paste, and film critic for the New Republic 

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The 1941 film “Citizen Kane” has long sat atop Rotten Tomatoes’ leaderboards as the site’s highest reviewed piece of cinema.

‘Paddington 2’ unseats ‘Citizen Kane’ on Rotten Tomatoes meter. How did that happen?

The 1941 film “Citizen Kane” has long sat atop Rotten Tomatoes’ leaderboards as the site’s highest reviewed piece of cinema.

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Critics review “Nobody,” starring Bob Odenkirk as a suburban dad who seeks revenge after his home is broken into; “Shoplifters Of The World,” about a group of teens in the late 1980s…

Comedian Bob Odenkirk turns into John Wick-style hero in 'Nobody,’ says film reviewer

Critics review “Nobody,” starring Bob Odenkirk as a suburban dad who seeks revenge after his home is broken into; “Shoplifters Of The World,” about a group of teens in the late 1980s…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review “Judas and the Black Messiah,” which follows FBI informant William O’Neal, played by Lakeith Stanfield, who infiltrates the Black Panther party to gather information on…

Kaluuya gives a ‘magnetic and ferocious’ performance in ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ says critic

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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