Richard Corliss, the longtime Time magazine film critic known for his witty, perceptive reviews — 2,500 over 35 years — died Thursday in New York City. He was 71.
He had a major stroke last week, according to the magazine, which announced his death.
Corliss "conveyed nothing so much as the sheer joy of watching movies — and writing about them," Time theater critic Richard Zoglin wrote in an online tribute. "He was a perceptive, invaluable guide through three and a half decades of Hollywood films, stars and trends."
His reviews were "authoritative but never intimidating," Zoglin wrote, and his tastes "populist but...