Daniel M. Kimmel is past president of the Boston Society of Film Critics and founding co-chair of the Boston Online Film Critics Association. His reviews appeared in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette and can now be found at NorthShoreMovies.net. He is local correspondent for Variety and teaches film at Suffolk University. He is also in demand as a speaker for various groups.
A lawyer turned film critic, he is also Boston correspondent for Variety, the “Movie Maven” for the Jewish Advocate, and the Sci Fi Movie Page. He also writes on classic SF films for Space and Time.
His book on the history of FOX TV, The Fourth Network (2004), received the Cable Center Book Award. He is also author of The Dream Team — The Rise and Fall of DreamWorks: Lessons from the New Hollywood (2006) and I’ll Have What She’s Having — Behind the Scenes of the Great Romantic Comedies (2008). His book is Jar Jar Binks Must Die… and other observations about science fiction movies (2011) was a finalist for the Hugo Award for best related work. His latest book is his first novel, Shh! It’s a Secret: a novel about Aliens, Hollywood, and the Bartender’s Guide.