Philip Booth

Publications: Philip’s Flicks  Twitter: @pboothmedia Letterboxd: philipsflicks Email Philip Philip Booth writes about film, TV, music and books for Philip’s Flicks and other local and national publications.  Philip, a Tomatometer-approved critic based in Tampa, has contributed movie coverage to the St. Petersburg Times, PopMatters, Tampa Tribune, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Orlando Weekly, Las Vegas CityLife, Creative Loafing/Tampa, Folio Weekly (Jacksonville), […]

Connie Ogle

Publications: The Miami Herald Twitter: @OgleConnie Email Connie   Connie Ogle’s mother swears she began reading books in her crib at the ripe age of 6 months. She’s been working at The Miami Herald since the Palm Beach bureau had a bar in the lobby (let’s just call it the late ‘80s) and has been […]

Hap Erstein

Publications:Palm Beach ArtsPaper, WJNO Radio Email Hap   Hap writes about film and theater for the Palm Beach ArtsPaper, in print and online, and can be heard reviewing the latest movies on WJNO radio (1290-AM) and on the station’s website. For 15 years, he covered the film and theater beats for The Palm Beach Post newspaper, […]

Michelle Solomon

Publications:,,,, Twitter: @mfsolomon Email Michelle   Michelle F. Solomon is a syndicated movie critic, whose reviews appear on 52 local television websites across the U.S. and Hawaii for Internet Broadcasting Systems. In Florida, her weekly reviews are on Local in Miami, Local in Orlando, in Jacksonville, and […]

Bill Gibron

Publications: Film Racket, Popmatters, Twitter: @BillGibron Email Bill    For the last 11 years, Bill Gibron has been a nationally-recognized film critic. His work has appeared in publications around the world, including stopovers at Film, and, as well as the McClatchy-Tribune Syndication Service. As a member of the Online Film Critics Society, […]

Steve Persall

Publications: Tampa Bay Times  Twitter: @StevePersall Email Steve A founding member of the Florida Film Critics Circle, Persall was practically born into a career as a movie critic. He was conceived behind a drive-in theater, in a house that was part of his father’s deal to manage the place. Persall grew up in projector booths […]

Jonathan Jacobs

Publications: ScreenSpotlight Twitter: @ScreenSpotlight Email Jonathan   A longtime admirer of the inner-workings of the movie industry, emeritus member Jonathan Jacobs has written film reviews for more than eight years on behalf a variety of online publications. A former professor of history and marketing executive, he has worked his way into the business of film […]

Hans Morgenstern

Publications: Independent Ethos, Miami New Times, Miami Herald, Reverse Shot, Twitter: @HansMorgenstern Email Hans   Driven by a need to find what makes art aesthetically pleasing, Hans Morgenstern pursued a Master’s degree in literature at Florida International University only to learn beauty is in the eye of the beholder. With a focus on cinema, Hans wrote […]

Juan Barquin

Publications: Miami New Times, Dim the House Lights Twitter handle: @woahitsjuanito Email Juan Juan never expected to amount to anything in his life except the headline “Disaster of a Human Being Found Dead Under Piles of Comics, Blu-rays, and Vodka Bottles While ‘Sussudio’ Played on Repeat in the Distance.” By some miraculous event, he co-runs a film criticism […]

Bob Ross

Publications: WTVT-Fox 13 Tampa Twitter: @bobross48 Email Bob   Bob was the Tampa Tribune’s film critic for 22 years. Since 2008, he has remained active as a reviewer and contributor on WMNF radio and WTVT-TV, Fox 13 in Tampa. A founding member of the Florida Film Critics Circle, Bob is known for his vast trivia […]