Tom Charity

Tom Charity is programmer for VIFF’s Vancity Theatre, Vancouver, and a film critic for and, among others.

Online articles

Cannes Film Festival 2012
The Sight & Sound blog

Follow Nick James and our correspondents on the Croisette. Read the collated entries, or see the index of individual posts. Web exclusive, May 2012

The films of 2011The films of 2011 Poll

In a strong year for arthouse cinema, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life emerged as the clear winner of the S&S poll of international critics’ best films of 2011, says Nick James. from S&S January 2012

The films of 2010The films of 2010 Poll

The Social Network and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Remember His Past Lives head our round-up of the films and highlights of the year, as voted by 85 critics and curators. from S&S January 2011

#Joe Dante: serious mischief

Always one to go his own way, Joe Dante combines 3D technology with a return to a subtler, more family-oriented brand of horror in his new film The Hole. Tom Charity tracks Dante’s anarchic streak through a 40-year career of filmmaking. from S&S October 2010

The best film booksThe best film books June 2010

51 leading critics and writers nominate their top five films books. A clear-cut top five emerges – and film writing may have found its Citizen Kane. from S&S June 2010

#Critics on critics Survey

Leading critics choose the works of criticism which have had the greatest impact on them, inspiring them to become critics themselves, and which make a case for criticism as a minor art form in itself. From S&S October 2008

Last Updated: 19 May 2012