TNR Adds ‘At the Movies’ Feature

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By Betsy Rothstein Comment

TNR announces the launch of a new online feature called “At the Movies.” They’ve appointed David Thomson as its regular critic. Stanley Kaufman will continue to review movies in the print edition.

“The New Republic has been reviewing movies for almost as long as there have been movies,” said Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of TNR. “For the last 53 years, Stanley Kauffmann has presided over our coverage of film, with all the strengths of judgment and temperament, and all the erudition, for which he is justly celebrated. His devotion to his calling is itself one of The New Republic’s central teachings. And now the magazine is delighted to announce the appointment of David Thomson, the other dean of American film criticism. This is terrific news for us, and for movie-lovers everywhere.”

In his inaugural piece for “At the Movies,” Thomson reviews Claire Denis’s post-colonial drama, “White Material.”