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Daniel M. Kimmel

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Daniel M. Kimmel is the 2018 recipient of the Skylark Award presented by the New England Science Fiction Association. He is past president of the Boston Society of Film Critics and founding co-chair of the Boston Online Film Critics Association. His reviews appeared in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette and can now be found at NorthShoreMovies.net. He is also in demand as a speaker for various groups and writes on classic SF films for Space and Time. From 2014-2015 he was editor of The Jewish Advocate, America's oldest English language newspaper serving the Jewish community.

His book on the history of FOX TV, The Fourth Network (2004), received the Cable Center Book Award. He is also author of The Dream Team -- The Rise and Fall of DreamWor
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Writer's Block

It’s not exactly writer’s block. I’ve been doing my movie reviews and columns, I prepared lectures. What I haven’t been doing is fiction.
I started my first short story in several months a few weeks ago, ironically using “The Writer’s Block” by Jason Rekulak (Running Press, 2001) which is a collection of nearly 800 writer’s prompts. I’ve gotten several ideas from the book, a gift from my daughter, Read more of this blog post »
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Daniel For the record, "Isn't It Romantic?" is little more than an elaborate greeting card version of the coffee table book "Love Stories." Even though I also edited a workbook for the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs, I consider my official book count as "four." :)


Phillip rob schneider...you have my condolences, daniel
and, damn dude, how many books have you written?
stop slacking off, will you?

; )


Daniel Not "were." Still am.

It means giving up your freedom of choice. I can still see what movies I want to see, but it's been a long time since I've had much control over having to watch the movies I don't want to see. Shlock horror, kiddie films, movies with Adam Sandler or Rob Schneider, I pretty much see almost everything. (Stuff does slip through the cracks, but only because I'm not reviewing it.)


Daniel Lee So.. you were a film critic. What is it like?



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