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FilmWeek’s Peter Rainer Self Reflects On Life As A Critic And The Power Of Film




Peter Rainer, film critic, Christian Science Monitor, presents the Career Achievement award at the 38th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards held at the InterContinental Hotel on January 12, 2013 in Century City, California.
Peter Rainer, film critic, Christian Science Monitor, presents the Career Achievement award at the 38th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards held at the InterContinental Hotel on January 12, 2013 in Century City, California.
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On this week’s episode, FilmWeek critic Peter Rainer joined Larry Mantle to talk about a recent piece he wrote reflecting on his career and what happens when you really love a filmmaker and you cross paths with them as a critic. He explains how he came to terms with some of the feelings that come along with those experiences. 

The piece is titled “A Film Critic Takes Direction” and you can read it here

Guest:

Peter Rainer, film critic for KPCC and the Christian Science Monitor; his piece is “A Film Critic Takes Direction” featured in Alta