24 March 2014 10:41 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

With much fanfare, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter has announced the hire of film critic Richard Lawson. “Richard’s beautifully written reviews combine insight, humor, and a refreshingly humane approach to criticism—though he’s certainly capable of eviscerating a true stinker,” stated Carter. “He’s the perfect choice to be the site’s first official film critic.”  But in a sign of the times, he's not a film critic at Vanity Fair Magazine. He'll be published at Vf.com, where he won't just supply film reviews full time. He's continuing with his duties as a bloggy Hollywood columnist weighing in on television, gossip and entertainment news. Lawson will review one to two releases each week. Here's his review of "Captain America: Winter Soldier."  "We have been running film reviews in the magazine and online for as long as I can remember," writes Vf.com digital director Mike Hogan via email, »


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