The author of many essays and articles over the years, R.J. Cardullo has had his
work appear in such journals as the Yale Review, Cambridge Quarterly, Film Quarterly, New Theatre Quarterly, Modern Drama, and Cinema Journal. For twenty years, from 1987 to 2007, he was the regular film critic for the Hudson Review in New York. Cardullo is the author or editor of a number of books, including Theater of the Avant-Garde, 1890-1950, What Is Dramaturgy?, Soundings on Cinema: Speaking to Film and Film Artists, and In Search of Cinema: Writings on International Film Art. He is also the chief American translator of the film criticism of the Frenchman André Bazin, with several
volumes to his credit, among them Bazin at Work: Major Essays and Reviews from the ’40s and ’50s and André Bazin and Italian Neorealism.
R.J. Cardullo’s own film and drama criticism has been translated into Russian, Chinese, Turkish, Spanish, Korean, and Romanian. He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from Yale University, and received his B.A. from the University of Florida. Cardullo taught for four decades at the University of Michigan, Colgate, and New York University, as well as abroad as a Fulbright lecturer. He now lives in his wife’s native Finland.