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Film critic Peter Rainer reflects on a 30-year career
Film critic Peter Rainer reflects on a 30-year career

Peter Rainer, noted Christian Science Monitor film critic, Bloomberg News columnist and reviewer for NPR's FilmWeek, reflects upon his three-decade career in "Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era." Rainer, who was also a film critic at the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, has divided the nearly 600-page collection into such chapters as "Overrated, Underseen" — he counts "American Beauty" and "Good Will Hunting" among the overrated; "Youngish Turks," such as Spike Jonze and Sofia Coppola; "Auteurs," which features his ruminations on Stanley...

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