Daniel M. Kimmel is a veteran film critic and author of Jar Jar Binks Must Die… and Other Observations on Science Fiction Movies (Fantastic Books) He is past president of the Boston Society of Film Critics and reviewed for the Worcester Telegram and Gazette for 25 years. His reviews now appear at NorthShoreMovies.net. He is a correspondent for Variety and teaches film at Suffolk University. In addition to being a frequent contributor at CLARKESWORLD and Space and Time, he is the author of an award-winning history of FOX TV, The Fourth Network (2004), a history of DreamWorks, The Dream Team (2006) and I’ll Have What She’s Having: Behind the Scenes of the Great Romantic Comedies.

Daniel M. Kimmel has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Apocalypse Then: This is the Way the World Ended

NON-FICTION by Daniel M. Kimmel in Issue 58 – July 2011

Are you attending the World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago in 2012? You may want to plan on going because it’s going to be the final Worldcon. Why? Haven’t you heard? The world is coming to an end on December 21, 2012 according to the ancient Mayan calendar. Of course it doesn’t really predict that, […]

Fly Me to the Moon: Romance and SF Movies

NON-FICTION by Daniel M. Kimmel in Issue 52 – January 2011

Coming off a polarizing political season, we’ve come to think of ourselves as “red states” and “blue states.” You’re on one side of the divide or the other, and there’s no middle ground. That sort of binary thinking gets transferred to all sorts of subjects, and in the field of movies that means there are […]

We Come in Pieces: The Alien as Metaphor

NON-FICTION by Daniel M. Kimmel in Issue 43 – April 2010

When, in a movie or TV show, the aliens arrive on Earth, or we meet them somewhere out in space, one thing is certain: whatever they’re supposed to represent, it’s not life on other worlds. Each genre has certain stock characters and situations which, in the hands of a master storyteller, can be used to […]

Remake Love, Not War

NON-FICTION by Daniel M. Kimmel in Issue 30 – March 2009

As soon as the remake of the 1951 classic “The Day the Earth Stood Still” hit the theaters, the knives were out. The movie failed on numerous levels, but not because it was a remake. Like the snap judgment on a film adaptation that the book has to be better, the notion that remakes are […]
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