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PHOENIX CRITICS CIRCLE


The Phoenix Critics Circle is dedicated to promoting both the larger film industry and our local film community. We are writers, reviewers, and cinema historians moving the conversation forward, through print, broadcast, and online media both within Arizona and nationwide.

Because of our affiliation with the Phoenix Film Foundation, PCC members also serve as hosts for movie screenings hosted by the foundation, question and answer sessions with filmmakers, and judges for the annual Phoenix Film Festival.

Catch the reviews of the latest releases from the top film critics in Phoenix

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PHOENIX CRITICS CIRCLE


The Phoenix Critics Circle is dedicated to promoting both the larger film industry and our local film community. We are writers, reviewers, and cinema historians moving the conversation forward, through print, broadcast, and online media both within Arizona and nationwide.

Because of our affiliation with the Phoenix Film Foundation, PCC members also serve as hosts for movie screenings hosted by the foundation, question and answer sessions with filmmakers, and judges for the annual Phoenix Film Festival.

Catch the reviews of the latest releases from the top film critics in Phoenix

We Have a Specific Set of Skills

PCC members can watch movies all day, every day. Please, don’t try this at home — we are trained professionals. Plus, each December, the Phoenix Critics Circle will unveil its annual awards, showcasing the best films and performances of the year.

• See our featured reviews

• Explore analysis of classic films by PCC members

• Learn more about our members

• Check out the annual PCC awards

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About Us


The Phoenix Critics Circle is established as an association for professional film critique and analysis. Administered by the non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation, the Phoenix Critics Circle is committed to the progression and preservation of film and is composed of print, television, radio and internet film critics from Arizona.

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About Us


The Phoenix Critics Circle is established as an association for professional film critique and analysis. Administered by the non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation, the Phoenix Critics Circle is committed to the progression and preservation of film and is composed of print, television, radio and internet film critics from Arizona.

Code of Conduct:

The Phoenix Critics Circle code of conduct promotes professionalism among members. Any breach of these guidelines may be punishable by censure or expulsion.

Members will not:

  • Act in an unprofessional manner when dealing with studio representatives, theatre staff or filmmakers
  • Engage in plagiarism
  • Leverage special treatment from studio representatives, theatre staff or filmmakers, including demands of extra screening passes or promotional items for personal use
  • Accept any gifts to influence the content of reviews
  • Review films that they have not seen
  • Review films in which they have a personal or financial interest
  • Threaten or harass studio representatives, theatre staff, filmmakers or other Phoenix Critics Circle members
  • Record any film releases
  • Copy and/or sell studio screeners or distribute over the internet
  • Violate any embargos enacted by studios