1. “Richard Corliss: 1944 - 2015” To any fan or friend who would ask whether a new movie was “worth seeing.” Time film critic Richard Corliss had a stock, succinct reply: “Everything is worth seeing.” He meant it.
“Film critics can sometimes be intimidating figures: self-assured, cynical, crusaders for an overlooked masterpiece one week, debunkers of your favorite movie the next. Richard Corliss, Time’s movie critic for the past 35 years, conveyed nothing so much as the sheer joy of watching movies—and writing about them. He savored it all: the good, the bad, the indifferent. Except that he was indifferent to nothing. To any fan or friend who would ask whether a new movie was ’worth seeing,’ Corliss had a stock, succinct reply: ’Everything is worth seeing.’ He meant it. For Time, he was an indestructible, inexhaustible resource. He wrote some 2,500 reviews and other articles for the magazine, including more than two dozen cover stories. He covered, at various times, theater and television, wrote about theme parks and Las Vegas shows, contributed cover stories on topics as far afield as yoga and Rush Limbaugh. And as Time’s longest-serving movie critic (and perhaps the magazine’s most quoted writer of all time), he was a perceptive, invaluable guide through three and a half decades of Hollywood films, stars and trends.”