Richard Corliss has written for Time magazine since 1980 on movies and other matters (theater, TV, sports, yoga, vegetarianism). Before joining Time, he wrote for The New York Times, National Review, New Times, The Village Voice and SoHo Weekly News. From 1970 to 1990 he was the editor of Film Comment.
Corliss is the author of the books Talking Pictures, a study of Hollywood screenwriters, and Greta Garbo (both 1974). In 1994 he wrote a study of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita and the Stanley Kubrick film version. His latest book is Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate), from TCM and Simon & Schuster (2014).
Corliss holds a bachelor’s degree from Saint Joseph’s College in Philadelphia and an M.F.A. in film studies from Columbia University. He lives in New York City with his wife Mary.