Magazine article Variety

Richard Corliss: Time Magazine Film Critic

Magazine article Variety

Richard Corliss: Time Magazine Film Critic

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Richard Corliss, for 35 years the witty, incisive and compassionate voice on film and culture at Time magazine, died April 23 after a stroke.

Corliss, 71, suffered the stroke a week earlier, according to an obituary on Time's website. He died in New York City and his magazine declared that it, "along with all lovers of film and great critical writing, will have a hard time recovering."

The critic reviewed films tirelessly - more than 1,000 of them, while also authoring four books and writing sweeping narratives on the changing culture and the people who influenced it.

He wrote more than 2,500 stories for what was once America's preeminent news magazine. Time called his taste in film "populist but eclectic," adding: "He was a fan of Chinese kung-fu movies and Disney animation (he put "Finding Nemo" on his list of the 100 greatest films of all time, along with Jackie Chan's "Drunken Master II"), but also the more demanding works of filmmakers like Ingmar Bergman, Werner Herzog and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. …

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