Announces Assistant Editor, Weekly Critic, and Social Media Manager | Features

We are honored to have their talents on our team. Please find their bios below along with a link to read their work. And continue to drop in daily at to see what else is in store. Thank you. Chaz Ebert ASSISTANT EDITOR: CLINT WORTHINGTON Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film/TV critic and podcaster. … Read more

Quentin Tarantino scraps The Movie Critic as his tenth and final film

The Movie Critic was supposed to be the tenth and final film from Quentin Tarantino, but the director has scrapped it. The Movie Critic was set to be the tenth and final film from Quentin Tarantino, but according to Deadline, the director has decided to scrap the movie and start from scratch. That’s some shocking … Read more

Is Tom Cruise in Quentin Tarantino’s The Movie Critic?

Reports say that Tom Cruise is “circling” a role in Quentin Tarantino’s The Movie Critic, although it might be smaller than we hope. Details are tight on Quentin Tarantino’s 10th and final film, but we may have more information on the building cast, as reports say that Tom Cruise is “circling” a role in The … Read more

Tom Cruise ‘Circling’ Role in Quentin Tarantino’s The Movie Critic

A dream collaboration between Tom Cruise and Quentin Tarantino could be coming to fruition after the duo almost worked together on Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. According to The Insneider (subscription required but recommended), Cruise is currently in discussions to join the cast of The Movie Critic, which will be Tarantino’s final film. This … Read more

Brad Pitt to reunite with Quentin Tarantino for The Movie Critic

Brad Pitt to reunite with Quentin Tarantino for The Movie Critic, which marks the third time the actor has worked with the acclaimed director. According to Deadline, Brad Pitt will be reuniting with Quentin Tarantino for The Movie Critic. This would mark the third time that the pair have worked together, as Pitt starred in … Read more

Video: Cristina Escobar’s TEDx Talk, “Actually, Everyone’s Not a Critic – And Why It Matters” | Chaz’s Journal

In the video embedded below, contributor Cristina Escobar presents her TEDx talk, Actually, Everyone’s Not a Critic – And Why It Matters,” in which she discusses the need to for more diversity in film and TV criticism, while sharing the story of how she and Nicola Schulze co-founded LatinaMedia.Co. Enjoy!—The Editors

TIFF 2023: American Fiction, Wicked Little Letters, The Critic | Festivals & Awards

“American Fiction” is about the bias and prejudices in the media and how such an imbalanced relationship with Black creatives places an undue burden on Black artists. A confrontation between Wright and Issa Rae’s character—who has published a book similar to Monk’s fake one—exemplifies how such philosophical battles play out between Black folks. But it’s also … Read more

When A Film Critic Gets Married At The Movies | Chaz’s Journal

When the couple’s wedding rings, which take the ingenious form of film strips, arrived late to the night, they filled the time by instinctively breaking out into the whimsical dance number previously performed onscreen by Laurel and Hardy. It was such a joyous occasion that I couldn’t resist screaming out “Two Thumbs Up!” to the couple during the … Read more

The Journey of a Black Film Critic: Breaking Barriers, Inspiring Change | Black Writers Week

According to Zippia, white writers still dominate the industry, comprising 67.3% of the field in 2021. Black critics remain underrepresented, comprising only 6.2% of the profession, a lower number than even in 2010, while women of color face particular challenges in authoring reviews on platforms like Rotten Tomatoes. These disparities underscore the industry’s imbalance. Nevertheless, … Read more