Scott Foundas is going to The Village Voice as the principal film writer, Voice Media Group announced this morning. Mr. Fondas’s work will appear in all of the chain’s 13 newspapers and related websites.
Mr. Foundas comes to the Voice from a three-year stint as the associate program director at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Before that, Mr. Fondas was the film editor at LA Weekly, the West Coast Voice-owned alt weekly.
Andrew Sarris, the man who brought auteur theory to American shores and who ably reviewed films for The Observer, has died at 83, the Times reports. Mr. Sarris’s passion for film bled into his prose at The Observer years after he’d already become one of America’s most prominent champions of innovative directors at The Village Voice. To the end of his writing career here, Mr. Sarris sang the praises of directors like Bunuel, rather than focusing solely on Oscar bait or big-budget fiascos.