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Michael Phillips

Columnist Chicago Tribune

Michael Phillips is the Chicago Tribune's film critic, covering everything from “Godzilla” to the latest in Turkish cinema. He has appeared on Turner Classic Movies, “CBS Saturday Morning,” “Charlie Rose” and the long-running nationally syndicated program “At the Movies.” He joined the Tribune in 2002 as theater critic, a post he previously held at the Los Angeles Times; the San Diego Union-Tribune; the St. Paul Pioneer Press; and the Dallas Times-Herald. He appears regularly on the Chicago Public Radio show “Filmspotting,” and lives in Logan Square on Chicago's Northwest Side with his wife, Heidi Stevens, and their three children.

Recent Articles

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