Membership in the Chicago Film Critics Association is restricted to professional film critics recognized by editors or producers as their commercial media outlets' official critical voices or staff authorities on the cinematic arts and whose work has a Chicago presence.


To join, a critic must provide a letter written on company stationery and signed by a producer or editor attesting to the paid employment and official status of the critic. We also need samples of published or broadcast work or websites. Reviews should be full-length works in their respective media: interviews, gossip columns and capsule comments are not acceptable as critiques. Current annual dues are $75. Candidates must serve a minimum of six months in their current positions to qualify for membership, and must reside within the Chicago area, defined as Cook County, the collar counties and part of Northwest Indiana.


2018-19 Members

Sarah Knight Adamson
SarahsBackstagePass.com | Hollywood 360 Radio

Nick Allen
RogerEbert.com

Zbigniew Banas
WPNA | WNVR | Polvision TV

Angelica Jade Bastien
Vulture

Patrick Bromley
FThisMovie.net | Bloody-Disgusting.com | Daily Dead

Dave Canfield
Screen Anarchy

Erik Childress
eFilmcritic.com

Jessica DeLong
SarahsBackstagePass.com

Nick Digilio
WGN Radio

A.A. Dowd
The AV Club

Mark Dujsik
MarkReviewsMovies.com | RogerEbert.com | Magill's Cinema Annual

Chaz Ebert
RogerEbert.com

Jovanny Evans
Univision Chicago

Matt Fagerholm
RogerEbert.com

David J. Fowlie
Keeping It Reel

Dann Gire
The Daily Herald

Blake Goble
Consequence of Sound

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader | Movie City News

Jake Hamilton
FOX 32 News Chicago

Adam Kempenaar
Filmspotting | WBEZ

Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

Chuck Koplinski
Illinois Times | News-Gazette | WCIA-TV | Mix 94.5 FM

Genevieve Koski 
Vox.com | The Next Picture Show

Jim Laczkowski
Voices & Visions | Director's Club | WGN Radio

Andrew Lapin 
NPR | Vulture | Indiewire

Josh Larsen 
Larsen On Film | Think Christian | Filmspotting

Sarah Marrs
Cinesnark | Lainey Gossip

Patrick McDonald
HollywoodChicago.com | WGBR | WXFX

Patrick Z. McGavin
patrickzmcgavin.com | Magill's Cinema Annual

Sergio Mims
WHPK | Shadow and Act

Daniel Nava
Chicago Cinema Circuit

Jacob Oller
Pasta Magazine | The Hollywood Reporter | SYFY

Erika S. Olson
SarahsBackstagePass.com

Matt Pais
Magill's Cinema Annual | MattPais.com

Locke Peterseim
Hammer & Thump | Open Letters Monthly

Keith Phipps
The Next Picture Show

Michael Poulos
Journal & Topics Newspapers

Pamela Powell
The Daily Journal | FF2 Media | Fete Lifestyle Magazine

Steven Prokopy
Third Coast Review

Alejandro Riera
Gozamos.com | eFilmcritic.com | Remezcla.com

Katie Rife
The AV Club

Tasha Robinson
The Verge | The Next Picture Show

Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times | Windy City Live | WGN Radio

Michael Roffman
Consequence of Sound

David Schultz
North Lawndale Newspaper

Alison Shoemaker
Consequence of Sound

Lee Shoquist
ChicagoFilm.com

Ian Simmons
Kicking the Seat

Alissa Simon
Variety

Michael Snydel
The Film Stage

Peter Sobczynski
efilmcritic.com | RogerEbert.com | Magill's Cinema Annual

Collin Souter
Magill's Cinema Annual | WGN Radio | WHPK | RogerEbert.com

Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times | Lumpen Magazine | RogerEbert.com

Milos Stehlik
WBEZ

Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
Consequence of Sound

Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com

Scott Tobias
NPR | Variety | New York Times | The Next Picture Show

Lisa Trifone
Third Coast Review

Michael Walters
HollywoodChicago.com

Clint Worthington
Consequence of Sound | Alcohollywood

Bill Zwecker
WFLD-TV