Film Critic and Journalism Instructor Judith Crist Dies at 90

By: Adam Bernstein | Washington Post

Judith Crist, a caustic, exacting, irreverent, sprightly and altogether formidable film critic and journalism instructor who influenced generations of reviewers and sent shivers through generations of filmmakers, died Aug. 7 at her home in New York. She was 90.

The death was confirmed by her daughter-in-law, Robin Foster-Crist. Mrs. Crist taught at Columbia University’s journalism school for more than 50 years and continued to lead classes in critical writing despite suffering a heart attack in 2002 and having contracted hepatitis C in 2005. Her immediate cause of death was not announced.

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