Members

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.


Sarah Knight Adamson
SarahsBackstagePass.com | Hollywood 360 Radio

Nick Allen
RogerEbert.com

Jessica Aymond
SarahsBackstagePass.com

Zbigniew Banas
WPNA | WNVR | Polvision TV

Patrick Bromley
FThisMovie.net | About.com | Daily Dead

Dave Canfield
Twitch Film Online

Erik Childress
eFilmcritic.com | WGN & WHPK Radio | WYCC-TV | Magill's Cinema Annual

Nick Digilio
WGN-AM

Andrew Alexander Dowd
The AV Club

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

Matt Fagerholm
Indie-Outlook.com | RogerEbert.com

David J. Fowlie
Keeping It Reel

Dann Gire
Daily Herald

Blake Goble
Consequence of Sound

David Kaplan
Kaplanvskaplan.com

Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplanvskaplan.com

Adam Kempenaar
Filmspotting | WBEZ

Richard Knight, Jr.
Windy City Times

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

Genevieve Koski 
Vox.com | The Next Picture Show

Andrew Lapin 
NPR | Uproxx

Josh Larsen 
Larsen On Film | Think Christian | Filmspotting

Sarah Marrs
Cinesnark

Patrick McDonald
HollywoodChicago.com

Patrick Z. McGavin
Light Sensitive

Sergio Mims
Indiewire | WHPK-FM

Jacob Oller
Film School Rejects

Erika S. Olson
Freelance

Matt Pais
RedEye

Locke Peterseim
Hammer & Thump | Open Letters Monthly | Magill's Annual

Keith Phipps
uproxx.com | The Next Picture Show

Michael Poulos
Journal & Topics Newspapers

Steven Prokopy
Ain't It Cool News

Alejandro Riera
Gozamos.com | eFilmcritic.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
Facets Features | Variety

Michael Snydel
The Film Stage

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

Collin Souter
efilmcritic.com | Magill’s Annual | WGN Radio | WHPK-FM | RogerEbert.com

Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times | Billstamets.com

Milos Stehlik
WBEZ-FM

Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
Consequence of Sound | The Kelly Affair

Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com

Scott Tobias
Freelance | The Next Picture Show

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
A.V. Club

Michael Walters
HollywoodChicago.com

Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times | WFLD-TV


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