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Jonathan Rosenbaum

Jonathan Rosenbaum was film critic for the Chicago Reader from 1987 to 2008. His books include Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia (2010), The Unquiet American: Transgressive Comedies from The U.S. (2009), Discovering Orson Welles (2007), Essential Cinema: On The Necessity of Film Canons (2004), Movie Mutations: The Changing Face of World Cinephilia (coedited with Adrian Martin, 2003), Abbas Kiarostami (with Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, 2003; second edition forthcoming in 2018), Movie Wars: How Hollywood and the Media Limit What Films We Can See (2000), Dead Man (2000), Movies as Politics (1997), Placing Movies: The Practice of Film Criticism (1995), This is Orson Welles by Orson Welles and Peter Bogdanovich (edited, 1992), Greed (1991), Midnight Movies (with J. Hoberman, 1983), Film: The Front Line 1983, and Moving Places: A Life at The Movies (1980). He maintains a web site archiving most of his work at