Bosley Crowther

Judith Crist and The Persistence of Wisdom

Posted on 08/8/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

LegacyMovie critics are not, by and large, a nurturing lot. We make snarky comments before screenings, gossip about celebrities, and pool our collective genius for annual Best of the Year awards. It’s the rare critic who takes a younger colleague under his or her wing. I have no idea if legendary critic Judith Crist, who died at age 90 on August 7, ever consciously guided a fledgling critic along, but she did have a profound impact on me, one spring …