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.