James Berardinelli (born September 25, 1967) is an American film
critic and fantasy novelist.
1 Personal life
5 External links
Berardinelli was born in
New Brunswick, New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey and spent his early
childhood in Morristown, New Jersey. At 9, he relocated to the
township of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, where he attended Cherry Hill
High School East. Later he moved to Piscataway.
He attended the
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania from 1985 to 1990,
obtaining both a
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science and
Master's degree in Electrical
Engineering. After graduating he worked for Bellcore Company, now
Telcordia Technologies, and spent the next 15 years working "in a
variety of fields, including fiber optics, video testing, and software
Berardinelli resides in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. On August 21,
2004, he married his wife Sheryl, whom he met through his
website. They have a son, Michael, born on May 12, 2010.
Starting in 1993, Berardinelli started publishing reviews in
reviewing Scent of a Woman. Berardinelli also writes the blog
ReelThoughts at Reelviews.net.
Roger Ebert referred to Berardinelli as
"the best of the Web-based critics", and wrote a foreword for
Berardinelli's book, Reelviews. Berardinelli is a member of the
Film Critics Association and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved
In September 2013, Berardinelli announced that he had been working on
a trilogy of fantasy novels entitled The Last Whisper of the Gods.
The first book was published in November 2015, the second was released
in January 2016, and the third in March 2016.
Berardinelli, James (2003) ReelViews : The Ultimate Guide to the
Best 1,000 Modern Movies on DVD and Video, ISBN 1-932112-06-5
Berardinelli, James (2005) ReelViews 2: The Ultimate Guide to the Best
1,000 Modern Movies on DVD and Video, 2005 Edition,
Berardinelli, James (2015) The Last Whisper of the Gods, ASIN
Berardinelli, James (2016) The Curse of the Gift, ASIN B-019CPR-EH-K
Berardinelli, James (2016) The Shadow of the Otherverse, ASIN
Berardinelli, James (2017) The Lingering Haze, ISBN 1-520762-02-X
^ Berardinelli, James (August 3, 2009). "1984". Reelviews.net.
Archived from the original on June 15, 2015. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
...turning 17. Beginning September 25 , I could drive and see
R-rated movies without an accompanying adult.
^ a b c d "Frequently Asked Questions". Reelviews.net. Archived from
the original on June 15, 2015. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
^ a b Schneider, Dan. "The Dan Schneider Interview 16: James
Berardinelli", Cosmoetica.com, December 12, 2008. Accessed July 14,
2016. "I was born in New Brunswick, lived in Old Bridge for a year,
then spent my childhood in Morristown and my teenage years in Cherry
Hill. I went to college at the
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania in
Philadelphia, then returned to New Jersey to live in Bridgewater,
Hillsborough, and Mount Laurel, where I currently reside."
^ Robert Stevens (27 June 1997), "Amateur film reviewers take opinions
to the Internet", Kansas City Star/ Los Angeles Times: 17, James
Berardinelli is not a professional movie reviewer, but he plays one on
the Net. Log onto his Web site ReelViews, and you'll find 1,200 film
reviews that the Piscataway, N.J., electrical engineer has written
since he starting posting messages on Internet newsgroups in
^ Boatman, Gail T. "When the lights go down, his work begins",
Burlington County Times, February 18, 2015. Accessed July 14, 2016.
"MOUNT LAUREL — Like movie fans everywhere,
James Berardinelli will
be in front of his television set, Sunday, watching the Oscars."
^ Berardinelli, James (January 26, 2007). "11 Years". Reelviews Movie
Reviews. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
James Berardinelli on Twitter". Twitter. August 21, 2016.
^ Berardinelli, James (June 11, 2010). "Welcome, Michael". Reelviews
Movie Reviews. Retrieved June 21, 2015.
^ Jason Silverman (28 Feb 2004), "Invasion of the Web
Wired, retrieved 2014-10-03
^ "In Online World, Everyone Can Be A Critic", South Florida
Sun-Sentinel / Los Angeles Times, June 17, 1997
^ Ebert, Roger (February 9, 2001). "Saving Silverman". Chicago
^ "The Ebert Foreword". Reelviews. 13 April 2010. Archived from the
original on 24 June 2013.
^ "JAMES BERARDINELLI". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 20 April
^ "James Berardinelli". Critics' Choice Awards. Retrieved February 19,
^ Berardinelli, James. "The Last Whisper of the Gods Reelviews Movie
Reviews". Reelviews.net. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
James Berardinelli on Twitter". Twitter. June 5, 2015. Retrieved
June 12, 2015.
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