Richard Corliss, the longtime film critic for TIME who passed away on April 23, was a tireless promoter of the art of cinema, and of particular filmmakers. Today, directors and others from across the industry have expressed their respect and deep admiration for a man who made a career doing the same for them.
Steven Spielberg: “Richard had an intuitive recognition of the urgency of cinema. In the same breath, he could recognize when something was fun and entertaining and when something was culturally significant or groundbreaking. He had more colors in the language he used to describe what we do than mos...
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