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      Erik Childress

      Erik Childress

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      Erik Childress got his start as a film critic on the Jonathon Brandmeier show back in 1998 and has been writing for the website,, since 2000 and has contributed to, Indiewire, Film Threat and more. Erik was a regular guest with Nick Digilio on Chicago's WGN Radio (720 AM) covering the week's releases on the Midnight Movie Reviews and providing live reports from various film festivals for over two decades. He is currently the weekly Movies & Money correspondent on Business First AM every Thursday morning, a co-host of the Bad Mutha Film Show with Sergio Mims on WHPK (88.5 FM in Chicago) and is the host of his own Movie Madness Podcast on the Now Playing Network. He is the regular box office columnist for Rotten Tomatoes and has been contributing to Magill's Cinema Annual since 2010 (a textbook of movie reviews used in colleges & film schools.) He is currently the Events Director on the board of the Chicago Film Critics Association and is the founder and a producer of the annual Chicago Critics Film Festival that began in 2013.


      Back to the Future, JFK, the Star Wars films, the Indiana Jones films, E.T., pretty much anything directed by Steven Spielberg, Aliens, Broadcast News, Die Hard, Flash Gordon (1980) (Hey - I was a kid!)

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