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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."

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‘The Many Saints Of Newark’ Review: ‘The Sopranos’, An Origins Story

Toronto Review: Riz Ahmed In ‘Encounter’

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Telluride Review: Joaquin Phoenix In ‘C’mon C’mon’

Telluride Review: Peter Hedges’ ‘The Same Storm’

Telluride Review: ‘River’

Telluride Review: ‘The Rescue’

Telluride Review: Emelie Mahdavian’s Documentary ‘Bitterbrush’



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