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Larry Ratliff
Larry Ratliff is a public speaker, humorist and award-winning film critic

Ratliff writes for and maintains his popular Movies & More website, LarryRatliff.com, and writes a movie column for The Senior Voice.

He also lectures about the magic of movies and life with his Movie Memories with Larry Ratliff classic film presentation series.

During 2009 Ratliff wrote celebrity interview features for the statewide Texas magazine ENVY. In 2009 and 2010, he served as the film critic for People Newspapers of Dallas.

From January 1996 until January 2009, Ratliff served as film critic and movie feature writer for the San Antonio Express-News newspaper. He also wrote several lifestyle columns for the Dallas Morning News in 2002 and 2003. Larry Ratliff is called “The Jalapeño Guy” because he rates movies on a scale of one-to-four jalapeños.

For over three years, Ratliff's movie reviews and interviews were syndicated nationally and internationally to 210 NBC network TV affiliates in the United States and to 15 foreign countries.

Ratliff's comments have been quoted in movie ads in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, as well as in other newspapers nationwide. His comments have also appeared on video boxes across the United States and beyond.

Ratliff was a founding, charter member of the Society of Texas Film Critics. He's a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association. Ratliff has covered the Academy Awards on several occasions; twice for newspapers and once reporting live for NBC to over 40 network TV affiliates across the United States.

A professional film critic since 1983, Ratliff grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth-area city of Grand Prairie. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas. He holds a BA degree in Speech with an emphasis on radio, TV and film with a minor in journalism.

Early in his career, Ratliff worked as a radio disc jockey, a radio and TV news reporter and anchorman, then as a stand-up comedian and comedy writer.

Along with Suellen, Larry’s wife and muse, Ratliff founded Radio Free Ratliff, a daily radio feature of movie and video reviews, previews and interviews that was syndicated to radio stations in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Larry has a passion for good movies and the power of written and spoken words.

Interests

Hanging out with my wife Suellen, good movies, creative movies with bold unique vision, movies without the dreaded S-word (sequel), movies that take me some place I've never been before, well-acted movies and golf.


FAQ

What's the speaking fee?

Several factors come into play when it comes to the speaking fee; size of the audience or group, whether travel is involved, etc.  The best solution is to take less than a minute filling out our contact form. We'll respond promptly with our fee.

What is the average presentation length?

Presentations usually last about an hour, but the time can be adjusted (longer or shorter) to fit the event's schedule.

What equipment is needed?

None, really.  Movie Memories arrives self-contained with all the equipment needed. If you have a good-sized screen and a sound system, however, Larry will probably use them along with his projector and sound system.


Contact Larry Ratliff to speak at your event

Call 214-364-7364 today to book Larry at your Event.


For availability call 214-364-7364 or email lrratliff@verizon.net


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Movie Memories Update

You must, you will remember this

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Bottled-up sorrow: Rick (Humphrey Bogart) drowning in despair. (Courtesy: www.google.com)

I don't remember the first time I saw Casablanca, the mesmerizing romantic World War II drama classic starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, but I remember the best.

It was in the mid-1970s.  If you wanted to see a movie back then you pretty much had to go to a movie house.  There was no Internet.  No cellphones.  No movies on demand on your Wi-Fi-connected TV.  Social media in a time that now seems locked in a galaxy far, far away meant chatting about a movie on the way home.

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