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David Edelstein

David Edelstein

American film historian
David Edelstein
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Intro American film historian
Is Critic Film critic Journalist Historian Film historian
From United States of America
Type Academia Film, TV, Stage & Radio Journalism Social science
Gender male
Birth 1959
Age 62 years
Education
Harvard University
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Biography

David Edelstein (born 1959) is the chief film critic for New York magazine and CBS Sunday Morning. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and two daughters.

Early Career

Edelstein became a journalist after graduating from Harvard in 1981. He is often associated with close friend, fellow film critic, and iconoclast Pauline Kael. He is also credited with coining the term "torture porn," a genre to describe such movies as Hostel and Saw.

Career

He has previously been a film critic for Slate (1996–2005), NPR's Fresh Air (2002-2018), the New York Post, The Village Voice, and The Boston Phoenix. His work has also appeared in The New York Times Arts & Leisure section, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, Variety, Esquire, and elsewhere. He is a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics. Edelstein regularly appeared as a guest on Charlie Rose to talk about the movies and the Oscar telecast.

Controversy

In 2018, WHYY-FM, the producer of Fresh Air, ended its relationship with Edeelstein by firing him after he made a joke on his Facebook page about a rape scene in the film Last Tango in Paris which was viewed as "offensive and unacceptable." Edelstein stated that he was unaware of the link between the film and rape, apologized and deleted the post. Edelstein was defended by media outlets such as Salon and the editorial board of the New York Post and The American Conservative.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 20 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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