Richard Corliss joined TIME in 1980 as a movie critic, a position he held until his death in 2015. Before TIME, he wrote for National Review, New Times, Maclean’s of Canada and SoHo Weekly News. He was also editor for Film Comment from 1970 to 1990. Corliss was the author of the books Talking Pictures, a study of Hollywood screenwriters, and Greta Garbo (both 1974). In 1994 he wrote a study of the novel and film Lolita. Corliss held a B.A. from Saint Joseph’s College in Philadelphia and an M.S. in film studies from Columbia University.