37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

A Critical Eye Panel


Join nationally recognized journalists and film critics for a discussion on the current state of film criticism. Panelists will include the following leading critics and will be moderated by Jack Hamilton (UVA)

  • Carlos Aguilar: Originally from Mexico City, Carlos Aguilar was chosen as one of six young film critics to partake in the first Roger Ebert Fellowship organized by RogerEbert.com, the Sundance Institute and Indiewire in 2014. Aguilar’s work has appeared in the Los Angeles TimesVarietyThe New York TimesThe WrapIndiewireVulture, RogerEbert.com, MovieMaker MagazineRemezclaFilmmaker MagazineSlateBustleAmericas Quarterly, among others. He is a member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
  • Robert Daniels: Robert Daniels is a Chicago-based film critic with freelance bylines in The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, as well as on RogerEbert.com, Polygon, and The Playlist. He has written widely about Black American pop culture and issues of representation.
  • Roxana Hadadi: Roxana Hadadi is a film, television, and pop culture critic. She is the film editor of Pajiba.com and a regular contributor to RogerEbert.com, Crooked MarqueeThe A.V. ClubPolygonVulture, and various other publications. She is a member of the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and the Online Film Critics Society.
  • Brian Truitt: From the biggest Star Wars movie to the weirdest Oscar-bait flick, Brian Truitt (USA Today) will give anything a try as he brings two decades of entertainment reporting experience to covering film, TV and the occasional YA novel.

Supported by The Jefferson Trust

This is a free, unticketed event. Please arrive fifteen to thirty minutes before the listed start time to find a seat.


Saturday, October 30


12:30 PM


Violet Crown 5

Film Info

Runtime: 60 min

Year: 2021