Retiring Sterritt: Lots Of New Talent Out There

David Sterritt is retiring after 35 years as movie critic for the Christian Science Monitor. He reckons he’s seen an average of a movie a day during that time. “Different critics have different views about this, but anyone who sees the profession in mainly cynical terms is probably not a very reliable reviewer. And something everyone can agree on is the flood of new talent flowing into the field. While newspapers are on the wane in many areas, the dwindling number of first-rate print critics is more than compensated for by the growth in Internet reviewers writing for established websites or their own blogs.”