Alright, so... here's what it is:
I've got a question... a search for info, really. And since making phonecalls and chasing leads doesn't seem to yield much I'm going to try a desperation move: I'm told the blog here is actually getting somewhat widely-read, so, let's try throwing it up out in the open and see if anyone knows. So, here goes...
Movie Critic press-screenings: How do you get into these?
Yeah. Strange question for a (technically) professional film-critic to be asking, but for a guy only starting out it's like digging for Hoffa trying to find out how you get on the "list" (lists?) of pro critics who get invited to pre-screenings for new/upcoming films. No one seems to know, and the folks who do know (i.e. publicity houses that run that particular side of the business) don't seen to return phonecalls.
So... yeah. Do I have any readers who maybe know anything about this? Any little scrap of info or lead would be appreciated, either here in the comments or feel free to email me at MSTmario2@aol.com . I'm based in the Boston, MA area if that makes any difference to the "who should you call" end of it.
Thanks in advance to ANYONE who knows anything. We now return you to our regularly-scheduled movie gripe-fest ;)