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Todd McCarthy

Film Critic & Columnist

Todd is a veteran trade publication film critic, columnist and reporter who has also written several acclaimed books and documentary films. He served two stints on the staffs of Variety and The Hollywood Reporter and extensively covered film festivals internationally for both publications. His film "Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography" won the best documentary prizes from the New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics associations and he won an Emmy for writing the documentary "Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer." He also directed the documentaries "Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient" and "Forever Hollywood," which played at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theater for a decade. His books include "Kings of the Bs: Working Within the Hollywood System," the definitive biography "Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood" and "Fast Women: The Legendary Women of Racing."

More From Todd McCarthy

Take Two: ‘Bardo’, ‘Blonde’, ‘Babylon’ And More – Should Directors Have Total Control?

Telluride Review: Werner Herzog’s ‘Theater Of Thought’

‘Take Two’: Venice, Telluride & Toronto Reactions, Part II – What Were The Best Movies Of The Fall Festival Awards Season Kickoff?

Telluride Review: Mark Cousins’ Documentary ‘My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock’

Telluride Review: Dror Moreh’s Documentary ‘The Corridors Of Power’

Godard Is Gone: A Remembrance Of The Stubborn & Iconoclastic Film Director

Take Two: Remembering Jean-Luc Godard; Venice, Toronto & Telluride Reactions Part I

Toronto Review: Benjamin Millepied’s ‘Carmen’

Toronto Review: Stephen Frears’ ‘The Lost King’ Starring Sally Hawkins

‘Women Talking’ Telluride Review: Rooney Mara And Superb Female Ensemble In Sarah Polley’s Powerful Drama

‘The Wonder’ Telluride Review: Florence Pugh In Sebastian Lelio’s Gothic Netflix Drama



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