Manohla Dargis (born 1961) is a chief film critic for , along with The New York Times A.O. Scott. She was formerly a chief film critic for the 1 , the film editor at the Los Angeles Times , and a film critic at LA Weekly . She has written for a variety of publications, including The Village Voice and Film Comment . She wrote the monograph on Sight and Sound Curtis Hanson's film for the L.A. Confidential British Film Institute and is featured in American Movie Critics: An Anthology From the Silents Until Now, edited by Phillip Lopate and published by the Library of America.
Dargis grew up in
Manhattan's East Village, evincing an early love of film through regular attendance at St. Mark's Cinema and Theater 80. She is married to restaurateur Lou Amdur. 1 2
Dargis graduated from the Purchase College
in 1984 and majored in Literature. State University of New York 3 4