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If She Hadn’t Been a Film Critic, She Might Have Been a Nun

Claudia Puig Could Watch To Kill a Mockingbird Over and Over

August 28, 2015

Claudia Puig reviewed films for USA Today for 15 years. She began her journalism career in 1986 at the Los Angeles Times, covering local news, including the L.A. Riots in 1991. Before moderating a discussion on how to film the Mexican-American story, Puig revealed her childhood interest in becoming a nun, the worst movie review she ever wrote, and the moment she almost gave up journalism.

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