David Denby is an American film critic who writes for ‘The New Yorker’. He previously reviewed films for ‘New York’ magazine. In his 1986 essay, “Can The Movies Be Saved?’ he made an eerily prescient comment regarding our current president. Discussing the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, he remarked that Ferris was like George Bush, Jr., in that he could screw around all he wanted because he knew that one day he would be top dog.
Denby published a book titled ‘Great Books’ about the Western canon-oriented Core Curriculum taught at Columbia University. He also wrote the well received ‘American Sucker’, which details his investing misadventures in the stock market during the hi-tech boom.