Most important resurrection for film-lovers since lost footage of Metropolis was found in an Argentinian vault. Reuters reports the happy news that veteran film critic Todd McCarthy is returning to the printed page. Unceremoniously dismissed by Variety 7 months ago in a misguided cost-cutting purge, McCarthy’s incisive writing will soon be restored to ink and paper at his former employer’s rival.
After decades as a five-day-a-week publication, The Hollywood Reporter is being revamped as a weekly magazine under its new editorial director, Janice Min.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Kirk Honeycutt moves into the role of international film critic, where he will expand the paper’s global coverage while continuing to review Hollywood films…
McCarthy told the New York Times Wednesday that he was grateful to IndieWire but had received “a very interesting offer” from the Reporter, and was happy to return to a trade paper. “Trades are what I’m versed in,” he said.
After 31 years at Variety and 7 months to recharge at IndieWire, it’ll be a pleasure to see McCarthy’s work showcased again in a traditional format.
(thanks to Jun for bringing the good news)