New York Times Constrains Film Review Policy [Corrected]

Some VOD and independent releases are sure to be affected.


Next to the exit of a full-time newspaper film critic via scripted or surprise ending, this is arguably the most Rosebud-ian death knell for the era of print reviews. Per Variety’s Brent Lang, the New York Times is making a small but crucial change to the parameters of its film coverage:

‘Wow, I knew this day was coming…’ A.O. Scott, the Times’ chief film critic, wrote in an email [to distributors] obtained by Variety. ‘Because of the increasing volume of new films released each year, the Times is no longer able to guarantee reviews of all New York theatrical releases.’

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