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Maitland McDonagh (pronounced /ˈmeɪtlənd mɨkˈdɒnə/) is an American film critic and the author of several books about cinema. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Film review redirects here for the similar sounding Film revue please visit Revue#Film revues. An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created
Born and raised in the New York City borough of Manhattan, McDonagh received her B.A. from Hunter College and her M.F.A. from Columbia University, where she co-founded and edited the Columbia Film Review. The City of New York Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York Hunter College High School|Hunter College Elementary School Hunter College of the City University of New York is a senior college of the City University of New York In the United States, a Master of Fine Arts ( MFA) is a Graduate degree typically requiring two to three years of study beyond the Bachelor's degree Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. She was simultaneously working in the publicity department of the New York City Ballet under George Balanchine and Peter Martins, eventually becoming head of publicity. New York State Theater by David Shankbonejpg|thumb|300px| New York State Theater]] New York City Ballet ( NYCB) is a Ballet company founded in 1948 by See also List of ballets by George Balanchine, George Balanchine (January 22 1904 &ndash April 30 1983 born Giorgi Melitonis dze Balanchivadze See also Peter Martins (born October 27, 1946) is a Danish Ballet Dancer and Choreographer. McDonagh's Irish-emigrant grandparents owned The Moylan Tavern, comedian and habitué George Carlin's real-life basis for the same-name bar on the 1994-95 Fox Broadcasting sitcom The George Carlin Show. The Irish people ( Irish: Muintir na hÉireann, na hÉireannaigh, na Gaeil) are a Western European Ethnic group who originate George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12 1937 – June 22 2008 was an American stand-up comedian, often considered one of the best of all time The George Carlin Show was an American Television Sitcom that aired on Fox Broadcasting from January 1994 to July 1995 
While writing articles and reviews for numerous publications, including Film Comment, Film Quarterly, Premiere, Entertainment Weekly, and Fangoria, McDonagh published her first book, the auteur study Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento (1991), which grew out of her master's thesis. Film Comment is a bimonthly film journal published by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Film Quarterly is a film journal published by University of California Press, in Berkeley California. Premiere was an American and New York City -based film Magazine published by Hachette Filipacchi Media U Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is a Magazine published by Time Inc Dario Argento (born September 7 1940) is an Italian Film director, producer and Screenwriter. A dissertation (also called thesis or disquisition) is a document that presents the author's Research and findings and is submitted in support of candidature
After leaving New York City Ballet to pursue a writing career, McDonagh taught film as an adjunct professor at Hunter College and Brooklyn College, during which time she completed Filmmaking on the Fringe: The Good, The Bad, and the Deviant Directors and The 50 Most Erotic Films of All Time. The meaning of the word professor ( Latin: professor, person who professes to be an expert in some art or science teacher of highest rank) varies Hunter College High School|Hunter College Elementary School Hunter College of the City University of New York is a senior college of the City University of New York Brooklyn College is a senior college of the City University of New York, located in Brooklyn New York. Her freelance work during this period included film pieces for The New York Times.
She became senior movie editor of the TV Guide website in 1995, while continuing to contribute essays to such anthologies as the British Film Institute's The BFI Companion to Horror (Cassell, 1996), Fantasy Females (Stray Cat Publishing, 2000), Zombie (Stray Cat Publishing, 2000), and The Last Great American Picture Show (Amsterdam University Press, 2004), as well as to numerous film guides. TV Guide is the name of a North American weekly magazine about television programming A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages ANThology is the first Major label album by Alien Ant Farm released on March 6, 2001 in the USA and March 19 The British Film Institute ( BFI) is a charitable organisation established by Royal Charter to encourage the development of the arts of film television Beginning in the mid-2000s, she began writing an occasional column on dance movies for the British magazine, Dance Now. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
Her book Movie Lust, third in the Sasquatch Books series begun with Book Lust by Nancy Pearl and Music Lust by Nic Harcourt, was published August 28, 2006. Nancy Pearl (born January 12 1945) is an American Librarian, best-selling Author, Literary critic and was until August Nic Harcourt (born September 23, 1957) is the Music Director for Santa Monica, California -based radio station KCRW. Later that year, she became the founding vice-president of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. 
As of 2008, McDonagh writes the twice-weekly blog FlickChick, answering readers' movie questions on Thursdays and recommending DVDs and giving book-club-style discussion points on her "DVD Tuesdays". A blog (a contraction of the term " Web log " is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary descriptions of DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is
McDonagh provides interviews and second-channel commentary on DVD releases, including for director Paul Schrader's Blue Collar, and liner notes, including for the Criterion Collection releases The Tunnel and the paired Corridors of Blood/The Haunted Strangler. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. Paul Joseph Schrader (born July 22, 1946 in Grand Rapids Michigan) is an American Screenwriter and Film director For a bibliographic format for citing liner notes see WikipediaCiting sources/example style Liner notes (also sleeve notes or album notes The Criterion Collection is a Privately held company that distributes "authoritative" consumer versions of "important classic and contemporary films" For the 1913 German novel about transatlantic tunnels see Der Tunnel (novel Der Tunnel ( English: The Tunnel) is a Corridors of Blood is a 1958 Horror film directed by Robert Day. The Haunted Strangler (also known as Grip of the Strangler) is a 1958 Horror film directed by Robert Day.
She contributed weekly commentary as the American correspondent for British Armed Forces Radio in 2004. The Armed forces of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the British Armed Forces or Her Majesty's Armed Forces, and sometimes legally the Armed Forces The following year, she helped initiate TV Guide's weekly podcast, TV Guide Talk, continuing with it through its final show in April 2008. A podcast is a series of audio or Video digital-media files which is distributed over the Internet by syndicated Download TV Guide Talk was a weekly Podcast released by the American entertainment industry publication TV Guide. In 2007, McDonagh additionally began starring in a Friday vodcast, Movie Talk, with fellow TV Guide film critic Ken Fox, in which the two banter and review new releases. Video podcast (sometimes shortened to vidcast or vodcast) is a term used for the online delivery of Video on demand Video clip content via
McDonagh has appeared on panels for the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of the Moving Image. For the museum of the same name in New York please see Museum of the Moving Image (New York City.  She has lectured at the Huntington (New York) Arts Center, the Jyväskylä (Finland) Arts Festival, and elsewhere, and speaks at horror-film conventions, reflecting one of her specialties. The Town of Huntington is a town located on the North Shore of Long Island, in northwestern Suffolk County, New York. Jyväskylä (ˈjyvæsˌkylæ is a City and Municipality located in Central Finland, 147 km from Tampere and 270 km from Helsinki Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. Horror films are Movies that strive to elicit Fear, Horror and terror responses from viewers
She also specializes in erotic cinema, appearing as an expert in that capacity in the documentary The 100 Greatest Sexy Moments for the UK's Channel Four. Sex in film refers to the presentation in motion pictures of sex acts including love scenes. Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt in one fashion or another to " Document " reality The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Channel 4 is a public-service Television and Radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom centred around a television channel of the same name which began
Other television appearances include NBC's Today and G4's Filter, and such documentaries as Scream and Scream Again: A History of the Slasher Film for the BBC; Night Bites: Women and Their Vampires for WE: Women's Entertainment; Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror for IFC; and the Bravo miniseries, The 100 Scariest Movie Moments and its 2006 sequel, 30 Even Scarier Movie Moments. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic filterjpg|right|200px|thumb| Filter's logo after the 2005 revamp Bravo is a Cable television network owned by NBC Universal. It is currently seen in more than 80 million homes and was the first service dedicated to film drama A miniseries (also mini-series) in a serial Storytelling medium is a production which tells a story in a pre-planned limited number of episodes
A character in one scene of writer-director Lucky McKee's May (2002) can be seen reading McDonagh's Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds, as does the character Domini in the final issue (#18, April 1994) of the Marvel Comics supernatural series Nightstalkers. Edward Lucky McKee (born November 1, 1975 in Jenny Lind California) is an American director writer and actor largely known for the 2002 film May is a Horror film released in 2002. It stars Angela Bettis, Anna Faris, and Jeremy Sisto, and was written and Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc The term supernatural or supranatural ( Latin: super, supra "above" + natura "nature" pertains to entities events The Nightstalkers is a fictional trio of preexisting characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics.