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James Berardinelli

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Occupation  Film critic
Children  1
Period  1993–present
Name  James Berardinelli
Subject  Film
Role  Film critic
Spouse  Sheryl (m. 2004)

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Born  September 25, 1967 (age 55) New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States (1967-09-25)
Education  University of Pennsylvania
Books  Reel Views 2: The Ultimate Guide to the Best 1,000 Modern Movies on DVD and Video
Similar People  Roger Ebert, Joe Morgenstern, Peter Travers, Richard Roeper, Gene Siskel

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James Berardinelli (born September 25, 1967) is an American film critic and fantasy novelist.


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Personal life

Berardinelli was born in 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 from 1985 to 1990, obtaining both a 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 systems."

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 Usenet by reviewing Scent of a Woman. Berardinelli also writes the blog ReelThoughts at 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 Online Film Critics Society and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic.

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.


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