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Kimberly Gadette


BSR Contributor Since February 23, 2013

Kimberly Gadette is a freelance film critic and writer who lives in Portland, Oregon.

Raised in Los Angeles, Kimberly now lives among the raindrops in the Portland, Oregon suburbs with her handsome math teacher/rock musician husband and two highly ill-mannered dogs.

A member of the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and Authors Guild, Kimberly's writings encompass film, politics/op-ed, male spectator sports, travel, pop culture, women's issues, humor, dating and dogs (though it's funny, dogs seldom date). Her political commentary for has been picked up by the international on several occasions.

Aside from her national and international movie reviews for various publications, she's been published over 900 times in the last nine years, from the West Coast to the East, from The Oregonian to The Boston Globe. Film articles for, doddle,; sports columns in Denver and Detroit; various family film guides for parenting magazines; a DVD film column for seniors; and Pacific Northwest travel, including revisions of Fodor's travel books (Fodor's Pacific Northwest, Fodor's In Focus Portland) ... it's all good. Though no one's ever asked to see it, she has an MFA from UCLA.

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There but for the grace of God, or: Can documentaries change the world?

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