Kevin B. Thomas
1936 (age 84–85)
|Alma mater||Gettysburg College|
Pennsylvania State University
|Occupation||Film critic, writer|
Kevin B. Thomas (born 1936) is an American film critic who has written reviews for the Los Angeles Times since 1962. His long tenure makes him the longest-running film critic among major United States newspapers.
In 2003, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association gave Thomas a Lifetime Achievement Award. Thomas holds an honorary position on the Advisory Board of GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics and its Dorian Awards.
- Interview with Kevin Thomas, Alternative Projections – Los Angeles Filmforum, Retrieved October 21, 2013
- "Gettysburg College Honors Three Distinguished Alumni". gettysburg.edu. May 20, 2000.
- Anderson, John and Laura Kim. I Wake Up Screening: What To Do Once You've Made That Movie, p. 195 (2006) (ISBN 2854188535) (Thomas "can also be very generous to filmmakers")
- Berlin, Joey (June 4, 2001). For Studios, Junkets Are Just Cost-Effective, Los Angeles Times ("I did chuckle, however, at the juxtaposition of Rosenberg's smug "expose" and Kevin Thomas' rave review of "Pearl Harbor."")
- von Busack, Richard (July 19, 2006). "Critical Masses – Upon reading the 1,000,000th 'the critic is dead' posting in a blog". Metro Silicon Valley.
Even 30 years ago, he was known as "the Will Rogers of film criticism"—he never saw a movie he didn't like.
- "Pioneering Film Critic Kevin Thomas to be Recognized by Lesbian & Gay Journalists at National Convention". HighBeam Research. July 10, 2003. Archived from the original on October 23, 2013.
- "Members". GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics: Home of The Dorian Awards. Retrieved Oct. 5, 2019