Caryn James writes the James on screenS film and television blog for and also contributes to other publications, including The New York Times Book Review. She has been a film critic, chief television critic and cultural critic at the New York Times and an editor at the Times Book Review. She is the author of the novels Glorie and What Caroline Knew, and has appeared as a film commentator on CBS Sunday Morning, Charlie Rose, Today, MSNBC and other programs.