indieWIRE is proud to welcome film and television critic & novelist Caryn James to the indieWIRE Network with her blog, James on Screens. In her own outlet, James will lend her perspective to both the big and small screens.
“Anything on screen,” James told indieWIRE about her blog, adding that her range will include movies, television and the web. “There will be reviews and commentary, as well tips for what films and TV shows to watch. I hope I can offer provocative ideas and also help readers sift through and find what’s worth watching, whether it’s a big popcorn movie or a small indie.”
Caryn James has written for a diverse range of well-known publications in both print and online, including most recently Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Previously she served as a film critic, chief television critic and critic-at-large for The New York Times where she wrote reviews and essays about a wide-range of topics inlcuding media and pop culture.
Additionally, as a frequent film commentator on television, she has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, MSNBC, Charlie Rose, the Today Show and other programs. And she has done many on-stage interviews with artists including Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale, Robert Redford, Sam Shepard, Gabriel Byrne and David Chase.
A Ph.D. graduate from Brown University specializing in contemporary fiction, she is the author of the novels What Caroline Knew (St. Martins Press, 2006) and Glorie (Penguin Books, 1999). James began her career as an editor at the New York Times Book Review.
“I’ll post every day…and comment quickly on what’s happpening in the film and TV worlds,” James noted. “I think what will set the blog apart from others is my voice as a critic and a writer.”
[Check out James on Screens here.]