BFCA Member Profile
- Primary Outlet:
- Formerly New England Cable News, NECN
- Jay Carr, a film critic for New England Cable News (NECN) and Turner Classic Movies (tcm.com), grew up in a New York city household that read seven newspapers daily. He wrote reviews for The New York Post and The Detroit News before joining The Boston Globe in 1983, where he was chief film critic until 2002. In 1995, he was named to The Library of Congressï¿½s National Film Preservation Board, the body that recommends films to be named to the National Film Registry. Carr has won the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, awarded by the English department chairmen of Princeton, Yale and Cornell universities under the terms of the late criticï¿½s will. In 1989, he was named Chevalier, Ordre des Arts et Lettres (France) for writings on French film. He edited and wrote six essays for the National Society of Film Criticsï¿½ best-selling anthology, The A-List: The 100 Essential Films (Da Capo Press, 2002). He still has not grown used to putting on makeup to go to work, and would rather watch Hairspray than use it. His reviews may be linked to at tcm.com and necn.com.