Lael Loewenstein

A graduate of Wesleyan University's film program, Lael Loewenstein went on to obtain her M.A. and C. Phil. in critical studies of film and television at UCLA. A longtime lecturer at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television, Lael also coordinated the internship program in film, television and digital media from 1995 to 2007.

Currently a critic for Variety and the Los Angeles Times, Lael also regularly reviews films on KPCC-FM's FilmWeek with Larry Mantle and KCET-TV's "Life & Times." Her work has appeared in publications including Detour, Premiere, Movieline, Boxoffice, and The New York Daily News, as well as on websites such as and E!online. She has covered film festivals from Cannes to Santa Barbara and served on various juries including the Los Angeles Film Festival and Sarajevo Film Festival.





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