David Thomson

Jake Wilson reviews 'Warner Bros: The Making of an American movie studio' by David Thomson

Jake Wilson
25 May 2018

David Thomson has been an essential writer on film for around half a century, but in certain circles his reputation has long been in decline. The reasons are obvious enough. He writes too More

James McNamara reviews 'Television: A Biography' by David Thomson

James McNamara
28 February 2017

Great books have been written on television. David Thomson’s Television: A biography is not among them. This surprises me, because Thomson is one of America’s most lauded film critics. To have his thoughts on television over the sweep of its history, viewed through his decades of experience, seemed a boon to me – a critic born in 1982. But Televis ... More