Entertainment site Movieline has announced three hires.
Most notably, the website has brought on board former New York Times critic Elvis Mitchell to serve as chief film critic. He was with the Times from 2000 to 2005.
Mitchell, who recently made headlines after being replaced in the planning stages of Roger Ebert’s new PBS movie review program, had also been a critic on NPR’s Weekend Edition.
He will be reviewing films weekly alongside Movieline’s other chief critic, Stephanie Zacharek, and staff critic, Michelle Orange. Mitchell’s duties also include conducting interviews and writing unique features for the site about popular entertainment and the film industry.
Along with Mitchell, Movieline.com named Jen Yamato as West Coast Editor. She is the former film critic for Movies.com.
Alonso Duralde is the site’s new DVD Editor.