Wesley Morris is an American film critic at The Boston Globe, where he reviews films alongside Ty Burr. Morris and Burr also make regular appearances on NECN to discuss the latest films and do the weekly Take Two film review video series on Boston.com. He won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
Morris is now a full-time writer for the website Grantland.
Before joining the Globe, he wrote films reviews and essays for the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is featured in the 2009 documentary film For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism discussing the impact of video store shopping on the importance of film criticism, and how critic Harry Knowles started a questionable revolution of amateurs writing film criticism.
Morris graduated from Yale University in 1997 and grew up in Philadelphia. He now lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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