Wednesday night on Bibliocracy Radio, KPFK 90.7 FM: Film critic PETER RAINER. Being challenged, taught, entertained by a generous and smart critic is a valuable thing, not to mention being affirmed by way of a smart political analysis that sort of reflects your own! Veteran and award-winning film critic Peter Rainer’s writing on the movies has in 30 years earned him a big following, through his work at the old Herald Examiner, the Los Angeles Times, and for this loyal fan especially at the weekly “Film Week” show on KPCC, where so many rely on his funny, sharp, artful analysis of film and all its collateral meaning. Rainer writes today for the Christian Science Monitor and, lucky for us, many of his essays and reviews are collected in a new volume from Santa Monica Press titled Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era. The story of the movies as discussed, interpreted by Peter Rainer is indeed the story of the past weird and wonderful three decades, and it is a well-told story by a film writer who writes elegantly, authoritatively and humorously across disciplines, with style and insight. But you already knew that if you hear him on the radio or read his newspaper reviews. Thanks for listening on the radio, or online, or anytime you darn well please on electronic contraptions which you can plug in to the station archives.