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.

2019-20 Members

Sarah Knight Adamson | Hollywood 360 Radio

Nick Allen

Zbigniew Banas
WPNA | WNVR | Polvision TV

Angelica Jade Bastien

Patrick Bromley | | Daily Dead

Dave Canfield
Screen Anarchy

Erik Childress | WGN Radio

Matt Cipolla
The Spool

Deirdre Crimmins
High Def Digest | Rue Morgue Magazine | Birth.Movies.Death

Jessica DeLong

Nick Digilio
WGN Radio

A.A. Dowd
The AV Club

Mark Dujsik | | Magill's Cinema Annual

Chaz Ebert

Jovanny Evans
Univision Chicago

Matt Fagerholm

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

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 | WGBR | WXFX

Patrick Z. McGavin | Magill's Cinema Annual

Sergio Mims
WHPK | Shadow and Act

Daniel Nava
Chicago Cinema Circuit

Jacob Oller
Paste Magazine | The Hollywood Reporter | SYFY

Erika S. Olson

Matt Pais
Magill's Cinema Annual |

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

Brigid Presecky
FF2 Media

Steven Prokopy
Third Coast Review

Alejandro Riera | |

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

Allison Shoemaker
Consequence of Sound

Lee Shoquist

Caroline Siede
The A.V. Club | Consequence of Sound | The Spool

Ian Simmons
Kicking the Seat

Alissa Simon

Michael Snydel
The Film Stage

Peter Sobczynski | | Magill's Cinema Annual

Collin Souter
Magill's Cinema Annual | WGN Radio | WHPK |

Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times | Lumpen Magazine |

Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
Consequence of Sound

Brian Tallerico

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

Lisa Trifone
Third Coast Review

Michael Walters

Clint Worthington
Consequence of Sound | The Spool

Bill Zwecker