4th generation California newspaperman, second generation Timesman. Movie reviewer and feature writer, LA Times, 1962-2005, continues to freelance at The Times. Hosts monthly film series at Aero Theater since 2006. Founding member and past president (3 terms) of LAFCA. Also member of National Society of Film Critics. Lifetime achievement award, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, 2003. Distinguished alumnus award, Gettysburg College, 2000. LAFCA and National Society citations, 2006. Named Chevalier in France's Order of Arts and Letters for support of French cinema, 1984. Friend of Poland award, 2003. Gettysburg College, BA in English lit, 1958; Phi Beta Kappa; Penn State, MA in English lit, 1960. Native Angeleno, attended local schools.