May 23, 2017

Harry Knowles relays harrowing, near-death experience on AICN


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: What is it about film criticism that’s so detrimental to one’s health?

Gene Siskel passed away before his time. Joel Siegel did, as well. The Broadcast Film Critics Association recently lamented the loss longtime movie reporter Dan Dinicola. Roger Ebert’s health battles have been well documented.

And last night, Harry Knowles of Ain’t It Cool News almost died.

He tells you all about it in a riveting column on his popular movie Web site. Read it here. “I was 2 pills from death,” he writes after suffering a severe allergic reaction. Leave it to Knowles to leave the emergency room and head right to a screening at the wonderful Alamo South. Tireless.

All kidding aside, here’s hoping Harry feels better. Take two hits of movie-popcorn butter and blog to us in the morning.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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