You know Coast film critic Mark Palermo’s reviews to be interesting and insightful, thought-provoking and thorough. You count on his being more that just a bit of an expert, really, and though you may not always agree with him (AI anyone?), you totally trust him. In fact, you think he may just be the best critic, two years running now—or for as long as we’ve had this category.
Runner-up: Lee Anne Gillan, The Daily News