Glenn Kenny is an American film critic and journalist.

Glenn Kenny
OccupationFilm critic, editor, blogger, actor
Alma materWilliam Paterson University


Kenny attended William Paterson University, where he majored in English literature.[1]

He joined the staff of the film magazine Premiere in June 1996,[1] after having worked as a freelance film and music critic for several publications, including The Village Voice. One of his first assignments for Premiere was to edit David Foster Wallace's "David Lynch Keeps His Head," later included in Wallace's essay collection A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again.[2]

Kenny served as a critic and editor at Premiere until it ceased publication in 2007. He later became the chief critic for MSN before joining The New York Times. He has also written for the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, and Entertainment Weekly.[3]

Kenny has edited an anthology on Star Wars and written a monograph on the actor Robert de Niro, for the French film magazine Cahiers du cinéma.[3][4][5] He also had acting roles in Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience (2009) and Preston Miller's God's Land (2010).[3]


Further readingEdit

  • Some Came Running (Glenn Kenny's blog)
  • Gleiberman, Owen; Kenny, Glenn; Corliss, Richard (July 13, 2004). "Gunarina / Summer Movie Panel". The Charlie Rose Show. Archived from the original on 2012-04-02.