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Village Voice Lays Off Longtime Film Critic Jim Hoberman

Award-winning film critic Jim Hoberman has been laid off by The Village Voice, where he has been a staff writer for 29 years. (FULL STORY)
Village Voice  |  01-05-2012  11:10 am  |  Industry News

Armond White Talks 'Greenberg' Snub, Attacks Village Voice Criticnew

White uses most of his space in this week's New York Press review of Greenberg to reflect on the controversy that spilled out last week over his being disinvited from the film's screening. The snub, which was the subject of much chatter among New York film and media types, was allegedly due to White's calling for the mother of Greenberg director Noah Baumbach to have an abortion. As this allegation was debated on the web, Village Voice critic J. Hoberman dug up a copy of the review, which wasn't available online, from the public library and posted it online in a post titled "Proof That Critic Armond White Did Call for Noah Baumbach's Abortion." (By the way, Baumbach's mother, Georgia Brown, was a Voice film critic in the 1980s.) That gesture was not looked upon kindly by White, who contends that Hoberman "deliberately mischaracterized the review," before attacking the longtime Voice critic for "normaliz[ing] the arrogance of class privilege" and calling him "a force behind racist snobbery" and "the scoundrel-czar of contemporary film criticism." MORE: Hoberman responds.
New York Press  |  03-17-2010  6:44 pm  |  Industry News

Village Voice Critic Curates Film Seriesnew

To celebrate his 30th anniversary at the Village Voice, the Brooklyn Academy of Music asked J. Hoberman to select films that have sparked some of his most stimulating reviews and articles, as well as a few personal favorites, in a series that begins next week. "30 Years of J. Hoberman" opens Monday with David Lynch's Eraserhead and runs through April 3. In an interview with Gothamist, Hoberman talks about the state of the film world, and reflects on his roots in the 1970s avant-garde film scene. When asked if he'd ever want to step behind the camera again, Hoberman says he's not sure. "I still have some ideas for things I was never able to realize twenty odd years ago but I don't know that I have the necessary desire," he says. "It's tough to make avant-garde films. You have to really will this stuff into the world."
Gothamist  |  03-06-2008  10:08 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Film Festival Taps Two Alt-Weekly Critics for Selection Committeenew

The New York Film Festival has added the LA Weekly's Scott Foundas and the Village Voice's J. Hoberman to the roster of critics choosing the 2007 festival slate. They join the Film Society Of Lincoln Center's Richard Pena and Kent Jones and Entertainment Weekly critic Lisa Schwarzbaum on the committee.
Screen Daily  |  05-17-2007  8:12 am  |  Industry News

Village Voice Film Critic J. Hoberman Joins Harvard Faculty

Village Voice Media Press Release  |  02-06-2007  10:58 am  |  Press Releases

The Village Voice Grabs Three Golds in NYC Critics Round-Upnew

Voice art critic Jerry Saltz (pictured), dance critic Deborah Jowitt, and film critic J. Hoberman each took top honors in a poll of artists and industry insiders commissioned by Time Out New York and conducted by Samir Husni, chairman of the department of journalism at the University of Mississippi. Critics were rated in eight different categories; the Voice was the only New York publication to win three first-place awards.
Time Out New York  |  12-11-2006  4:06 pm  |  Honors & Achievements