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 a critic for The Hollywood Reporter.

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 the renowned book about the famous producer/director Howard Hawks. The book is titled: Howard Hawks: the Grey Fox of Hollywood.[3]


  1. ^ Ebert Roger (March 9, 2010). "Variety: This Thumb's For You". Newsweek. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ Magidson, Joey (March 9, 2010). "Variety fires Todd McCarthy". awards Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ Todd McCarthy, Howard Hawks: the Grey Fox of Hollywood, New York, Grove Press, 1997,ISBN 0-8021-1598-5

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