Todd McCarthy, formerly the film reviewer for Variety, has joined the team at indieWire. McCarthy has already begun writing his “Deep Focus” column, in which he’ll offer critiques and information on movies and international film festivals.
In his inaugural post, McCarthy is not exactly shy about sharing his feeling about his involuntary departure from Variety. He writes:
It’s been a few weeks since my unceremonious departure from Variety, and I have spent that time getting rewired; indieWIRED, to be corny and specific, but, more generally, refitted from being an old print guy to one ready to jump into the deep end of all-electronic, all-the-time film commentary on my own site, “Todd McCarthy’s Deep Focus.”
In the wake of the surprising tempest that broke out when Variety cast me off along with my esteemed critical colleagues and close friends Derek Elley in London and David Rooney in New York, I was amazed and somewhat embarrassed by the attention it all received, but deeply gratified by the support that came from so many quarters.
Well, Todd, we hope that the transition from print to online is a smooth one and that the “wired” puns run fast and plentifully.