Many congratulations are in order to fellow Boston film critic Wesley Morris, who just won this year's Pulitzer for criticism. The occasion reminds me that a few other local associates of mine have things going on worth promoting - something I generally don't do too often on this site but will gladly make an exception for in these cases:
Daniel M. Kimmel - onetime head of the Boston Society of Film Critics, genre film/lit expert and teacher - is nominated for a Hugo Award this year for his published collection of essays "Jar-Jar Binks Must Die ...And Other Observations About Science Fiction Movies." Well worth your time.
And while I'm here, I also reccomend checking out Ian Pugh's academic examination of "The Dark Knight," "The Faces of Gotham" - now available in e-book format.