Caryn James is a film and television critic, and a novelist. As a freelance writer, she contributes frequently to the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times Book Review, the Daily Beast and other publications, and appears on NY1 television's Talking Pictures movie review show.
She was previously a film critic, chief television critic and critic at large for The New York Times. She has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, MSNBC, Charlie Rose and other programs as a film commentator, and has hosted many on-stage conversations at the 92nd St. Y.
She is the author of the novels "Glorie" and "What Caroline Knew," and has a Ph.D in English from Brown University.