Fr. Chris Carpenter

Fr. Chris Carpenter

Tomatometer-approved critic

Prior to entering seminary and becoming a Catholic priest, I studied film theory & production and theater. I won screenwriting and directing awards for several student films I made in college. I reviewed movies for The Catholic Sun in Phoenix, Arizona from 1996-2006, and now write for the Orange County & Long Beach Blade ( I also contribute weekly film, DVD & theatre reviews to


Citizen Kane; E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial; Dancer in the Dark; Doctor Dolittle (1967); Superman: The Movie; The Wizard of Oz; Friendly Persuasion; Gone With the Wind; old Universal horror movies (Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, et al); anything by directors Robert Altman and Peter Greenaway

Critics' Group:

Long Beach, CA

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Movies reviews only

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