Todd McCarthy

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Todd McCarthy is an American film critic. McCarthy wrote for Variety for 31 years as its chief film critic before being laid-off in 2010.[1][2] He later became chief film critic for The Hollywood Reporter.[3]

McCarthy has also directed four documentaries about film: Visions of Light (1992), Claudia Jennings (1995), Forever Hollywood (1999), and Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient (2007).

McCarthy wrote about the famous producer/director Howard Hawks in his book titled Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood.[4]


  1. ^ Ebert, Roger (March 9, 2010). "Variety: This Thumb's For You". Roger Ebert's Journal. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ Fritz, Ben (March 8, 2010). "Variety eliminates chief film critic position". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ Dickey, Josh (October 6, 2010). "Todd McCarthy Joins the Hollywood Reporter as Chief Critic". The Wrap. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ McCarthy, Todd (1997). Howard Hawks: the Grey Fox of Hollywood. New York: Grove Press. ISBN 0-8021-1598-5. 

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