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Janet Maslin

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Janet MaslinNew York Times chief movie critic Janet Maslin quit her dream job last year after almost thirty years of reviewing movies. Janet Maslin stood out among the smart New York critics. She left what may be one of the most influential newspaper jobs in the business, but it came at a price. Four hundred odd movies a year, missing Mothers’ Day every spring to be at the Cannes Film Festival and the relentless corporate marketing coming from the dream factory began to get her down. She says in her free time she’ll either go to the movies all the time or never.

—by Christopher Lydon, WBUR, Boston University

Recommended Reading

The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made by Vincent Canby, Janet Maslin, and Peter M. Nichols.

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