Roll Film, Mr. Walker

By on November 5, 2012

Starting this month, Dan Walker will begin reviewing film for the Post. Film is a key American form of communication. Nothing can put an idea or concept across quite like a successful movie.

I regard Dan joining our staff as a great publishing coup, right up there with Nelly Bly going to the New York World, Pauline Kael landing at the New Yorker and Frank Rich going to New York Magazine. I know he will shudder at this acclaim, but I have read his stuff and he is good.

Dan has been extensively involved in many aspects of the film business, at one time working for the legendary Harvey Weinstein. I know no one who loves film more or knows more about the industry and the people who work in it  than Dan. We have talked film privately over the years. I have learned a lot from him, and now he will be available to you. These will be film reviews with a difference—-films for thoughtful Americans.

His first piece appears tomorrow, a review of the recent Academy Award contender Argo. My hope is to have a piece from him once a week, whether a recent release or an older classic. We also will publish a short interview between Dan and I on film sometime during the course of this month.

Tom Godfrey

Executive Editor


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One comment on “Roll Film, Mr. Walker

  1. I find Dan Walker’s movie reviews refeshingly honest and knowledgeable. As I read each review (two so far – Argo and Skyfall), I not only feel enlightened, but compelled to view the movie myself and compare my reaction. Bravo!

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