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Derek Malcolm

Film Critic
12 May 1932 to 15 July 2023

A British film critic, who predominantly worked for The Guardian and the Evening Standard. Derek Malcolm started out at The Guardian in 1962 as first a sub-editor and then racing correspondent before transitioning to film criticism in 1971, where he reviewed thousands of films until his departure in 1997. He followed this with 12 years as the Standard’s main film critic. He also served as director of the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival for three years and sat on the Fipresci jury at Cannes in 2007. He was known for being a great supporter of international cinema, in particular films hailing from India and Bollywood.

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