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Nicole Keeter
Film critic for Time Out New York, at the Grand Screen in the Tribeca Grand Hotel

What makes your job fun?
I love watching movies, and it's a thrill to see them first. What's truly fulfilling about my job is that I can champion the worthwhile smaller films that might not receive the attention they deserve.

What are the drawbacks?
Getting nasty letters from people who don't agree with my review of a film can be hard. But I'm a movie fan, too, so I understand feeling passionate about something.

How do you keep yourself from falling asleep during movies?
On the days when I see three or four films in a row, I need a cup of coffee or a chocolate bar to help me through the later ones. But when a story is compelling, I'll leave the theater feeling invigorated no matter how tired I was when I entered it.
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