Notable and notorious IndieWire film critic David Ehrlich recently put out a social media call for film critic peers to join a weekly survey to discuss movie topics, answer questions, and highlight their work. Representing Every Movie Has a Lesson, I, along with over 60 other emerging and established film critics including some of my fellow Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle members, accepted the invitation to participate. I’m honored by the opportunity, and I hope my responses are chosen each week.
THIS WEEK’S QUESTION: What was the best “older” film — anything from the early silents to recent under-the-radar gems — that you discovered for the first time this year?
As soon as this question landed in my inbox, I knew this was the place to both plug and celebrate my fellow critic Aaron White of Feelin’ Film. Being able to co-host “Connecting With Classics” with him has been a treasure this year. Our work has been to encourage folks to knock out blindspots among the masterpieces and classics found on the American Film Institutes Top 100. Even the hosts have them. One of my own became my answer for this week’s IndieWire Critics Survey.
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