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Michael Phillips
Born 1961 (age 56–57)
"Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.
Residence "Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Film critic
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Ann Jarmusch (divorced)[1]
Andrea Lenaburg (divorced)[1]
Heidi Stevens[2]
Children 3

Michael Phillips (born 1961)[3] is an American "film critic for the "Chicago Tribune "newspaper. Previously he was the drama critic of the "Tribune; the "Los Angeles Times; the "St. Paul Pioneer Press; "The San Diego Union-Tribune; and the "Dallas Times Herald.

Phillips was born in "Kenosha, Wisconsin and spent most of his early years in "Racine, Wisconsin.[4] From 2006 through August 2008, he appeared frequently on "At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper, first as one of numerous guest critics filling in for "Roger Ebert while he was on medical leave, and becoming a semipermanent cohost with "Richard Roeper in the months before Roeper and Ebert ended their association with the series. On August 5, 2009, Phillips was hired along with "New York Times critic "A.O. Scott to replace hosts "Ben Lyons and "Ben Mankiewicz.

More recently Phillips has introduced dozens of films as a guest host of Turner Classic Movies in 2011, 2013, 2016 and early 2017. He appears regularly on the "Filmspotting podcast, and has hosted a series of programs celebrating movie music titled "The Film Score" for WFMT-FM (98.7).

Top ten lists[edit]

Each year, Phillips prepares a list of the top ten films of the year. In 2009, he also made a list for the "decade.

Year #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10
2005 "Capote "King Kong "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada "Nuit noire 17 octobre 1961 "The 40-Year-Old Virgin "The Squid and the Whale "Junebug "Le Grand Voyage "Pride and Prejudice "Brokeback Mountain
2006 "Climates "United 93 "Little Children "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu "Letters from Iwo Jima "Borat "The War Tapes "Casino Royale "The Queen "Caché
2007 "Once "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly "4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days "Ratatouille "There Will Be Blood "No End in Sight "Margot at the Wedding "The Bourne Ultimatum "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford "Knocked Up and "Juno
2008 "WALL-E "The Class "A Christmas Tale "Let the Right One In "The Flight of the Red Balloon "Alexandra "Man on Wire "Snow Angels "Still Life "The Dark Knight
2009 "Up "Where the Wild Things Are "Of Time and the City "The Hurt Locker "A Serious Man "Adventureland "A Single Man "Sugar "In the Loop "Me and Orson Welles
2000s "There Will Be Blood "Ratatouille "Climates "Once "Y Tu Mamá También "Zodiac "United 93 "Mulholland Drive "Gosford Park "Minority Report
2010 "The Kids are All Right "The Secret in Their Eyes Boxing Gym "Last Train Home "Greenberg "Carlos "The Social Network "The King's Speech "The Ghost Writer "The Fighter
2011 "Poetry "Moneyball "Certified Copy "The Descendants "The Interrupters "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench "A Separation "The Tree of Life "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy "Weekend
2012 "Zero Dark Thirty "Lincoln "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia "The Master "Amour "Chico and Rita "The Color Wheel "Searching for Sugar Man "Flight "Moonrise Kingdom
2013 "Her "12 Years a Slave "Consuming Spirits "Stories We Tell "Fruitvale Station "American Hustle "Post Tenebras Lux "Inside Llewyn Davis "Let the Fire Burn "The Gatekeepers
2014 "Boyhood "The Grand Budapest Hotel "Winter Sleep "Whiplash "The Lego Movie "Listen Up Philip "Force Majeure "Mr. Turner "Dear White People "Heaven Knows What
2015 "Spotlight "Anomalisa "Love & Mercy "The Diary of a Teenage Girl "Son of Saul "Carol "Beasts of No Nation "Creed "Heart of a Dog "Tangerine
2016 "Moonlight "La La Land "Manchester by the Sea "Toni Erdmann "O.J.: Made in America "Krisha "The Witch "Hell or High Water "Don't Think Twice "The Fits
2017 "Lady Bird "A Ghost Story "Get Out "Phantom Thread Rat Film "Mudbound "Good Time "Raw "The Florida Project "Call Me by Your Name


  1. ^ a b Fragoso, Sam (September 13, 2016). "Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso - Episode 24: Michael Phillips". Movie Mezzanine. Retrieved September 17, 2016.  Event occurs at 7:03.
  2. ^ "Michael Phillips". "Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ "'Talking Pictures. Conversations about film, the bad and the beautiful.' by Michael Phillips". Chicago Tribune. August 20, 2010. Your host is Michael Phillips, who was born in the year of 'The Hustler,' 'La Notte' and 'Flower Drum Song.' 
  4. ^ Yamato, Jen (2007-12-11). "Meet a Critic: Michael Phillips". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 

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