Tim Grierson

Senior U.S. Critic for Screen International

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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 

Tim Grierson on KCRW

Our critics review “The Current War,”  about the race to bring electricity to American homes, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse;…

What does ‘Black and Blue’ say about race and policing?

Our critics review “The Current War,”  about the race to bring electricity to American homes, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse;…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our critics review "Ad Astra," starring Brad Pitt as an astronaut who goes into space looking for his missing father, played by Tommy Lee Jones; "Rambo: Last Blood," Sylvester…

Ad Astra:' space, fatherhood, and identity

Our critics review "Ad Astra," starring Brad Pitt as an astronaut who goes into space looking for his missing father, played by Tommy Lee Jones; "Rambo: Last Blood," Sylvester…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Venice Film Festival    kicked off today. About a quarter of the 1000 films submitted to the festival were made by women, only two made it into the competition.

The lack of female representation at the Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival kicked off today. About a quarter of the 1000 films submitted to the festival were made by women, only two made it into the competition.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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