By John H. Foote
I would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest critic and staff writer Marie-Renee Goulet!
Hailing from Quebec City, Marie-Renee and I have known one another for more than twenty years, beginning when she was a student of mine at Trebas Institute, where she graduated at the top of her class in Film Production. A film junkie, I recall her essays to be outstanding pieces of film writing, which earned her my respect. She became personal friends with my family after she graduated, and then the travel bug pulled her west.
Her love of cinema remains an obsession.
I look forward to reading everything she writes.
John H. Foote is a well-recognized Canadian film critic/historian who has been an active critic for 30 years. His deep love for the movies began at a very young age. He began his career as co-host of the popular TV show Reel to Real where he remained for nine years. While on TV he began dabbling in education, eventually ascending to Director of the Toronto Film School, where he also taught film history. After leaving the college to care for his wife, he returned to teaching at Humber College where he taught both Film History and Method Acting Theory. John has written two books: “Clint Eastwood – Evolution of a Filmmaker” and the upcoming “Spielberg – American Film Visionary”. He is currently working on two books, one about the films of the seventies and another on the films of Martin Scorsese. Through his career he has worked in TV, radio, print and the web. John has interviewed everyone in the industry (more than 300 interviews) except Jack Nicholson, he says sadly. Highlights include Martin Scorsese, Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep Robert Duvall, Jane Fonda, Francis Ford Coppola and Kathryn Bigelow.