The critics who pop up in ads for the likes of Tomcats and Swordfish are as mysterious as they are invariably enthusiastic. You’ve seen their blurbs; here’s where you can find their work in full. Maybe.
CRITIC: Mike Cidoni, Ackerley Group Television
RECENT RECOMMENDATION: The Animal: “This season’s first fun comedy romp.”
FIND HIS VIEWS AT: Rochester’s WOKR-13 and www.iknowrochester.com (owned by AGT, a subdivision of Washington-based media conglom the Ackerley Group).
CRITIC: Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
RECENT RECOMMENDATION: Swordfish: “A dynamite thriller!”
FIND HER VIEWS AT: www.susangranger.com, the Web site for her syndication network. In a telephone interview, Granger declined to name any affiliated stations or newspapers in which she appears.
CRITIC: Earl Dittman, Wireless magazine
RECENT RECOMMENDATION: A Knight’s Tale: “Simply irresistible!”
FIND HIS VIEWS AT: In a telephone interview, Dittman said he is editor in chief and film critic of Houston-based Wireless Magazines, including Wireless, Behind the Screens, Smash, and Controversy, the last of which is described at enews.com as “for the man on the go and in the know.”
CRITIC: Jeff Craig, “Sixty Second Preview”
RECENT RECOMMENDATION: 15 Minutes: “First great film of 2001!”
FIND HIS VIEWS—or those of his “freelance reviewers”—AT: his syndicated—but where?—radio show.
CRITIC: Salman Rushdie, The New York Times
RECENT RECOMMENDATION: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: “Ang Lee’s beautiful, intimate epic is a luminous work of art!”
FIND HIS VIEWS AT: PEN International Center, the film of Bridget Jones’s Diary (makes cameo appearance), back flaps of every British novel of the past seven years
I Am, I Said: David Manning Speaks! Stunning!