Film critic James Rocchi is a freelance writer and columnist whose work has been published at outlets like MSN Movies & The Toronto Star. He can be heard every week on Minneapolis/St. Paul’s 93X radio as the guest of the Half-Assed Morning Show. He’s written about pop culture and movies for publications like Mother Jones, the L.A. Weekly, Sharp magazine and Metro Newspapers, and he was the film critic for Netflix from 2001-2005 and the film critic for San Francisco’s CBS-5 from 2005-2008. He was a senior writer for AOL’s Cinematical 2005-2009, and also wrote the ‘Rocchi’s Retro Rental’ column for The San Francisco Chronicle’s SFGate.com. He’s previously written the ‘Now and Then’ column for the website of American Movie Classics and theatrical and DVD reviews for Redbox.com. He’s a ‘Tomatometer” critic at Rotten Tomatoes, and a member of the BFCA (Broadcast Film Critics of America), LAFCA (Los Angeles Film Critic’s Association) and OFCS (Online Film Critics Society). When not sitting expectantly in the dark of a movie theater, Rocchi enjoys California’s scenic beauty, the company of his cat Coaly and talking about himself in the third person.
- The Lunch with L.A. Weekly Chief Film Critic Amy Nicholson: Tom Cruise, ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ and ‘Snowpiercer’
- The Lunch with Director William Eubank of ‘The Signal’
- The Lunch with Gillian Robespierre, director, ‘Obvious Child’
- The Lunch with Alex Pappademas of Grantland.com on ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past …’
- The Lunch with AJ Bowen of ‘The Sacrament’
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