Brief info

John H. Foote...has been an active film critic and historian for thirty years, and is recognized as one of Canada’s most insightful film critics.

He began his career on television, co-hosting and co-producing the popular movie talk show Reel to Real from 1992 through 1999. He left the show for print criticism, writing for Life and Fashion Magazine, while still doing appearances on CBC Newsworld. When the internet exploded, he began writing for various top sites including,, and most recently He has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the New York Post, Toronto Star and the Toronto Globe and Mail. 
His work as a film critic has allowed him to interview the best and biggest stars and directors in the business, “everyone but Nicholson” he smiles.
Foote also became deeply involved in film education, first as an instructor at the Treasure Institute in Toronto, later moving to the Toronto Film School, where in addition to teaching he became the Dean of the college.
Finally, he is also an author, his first book Clint Eastwood: Evolution of a Filmmaker was published in 2010. He has since wrote a massive study of the films of Steven Spielberg, seeking publication, and is working on two books currently. Cinema Renaissance will deal with the evolving new American cinema since 1967, written with Nick Maylor and The Seventies Cinema will explore the films of that decade for better and worse. 

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