Lou Lumenick, Longtime New York Post Film Critic, Announces His Retirement

Lumenick has been at the paper for 27 years, serving as its film critic since 1999.

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After 27 years at the New York Post, film critic Lou Lumenick is retiring. The 67-year-old has served in that role since 1999, though he traces his career at daily newspapers back a full 48 years. The longtime journo announced the news with a tweet reading, “After 48 amazing years of working for daily newspapers (27 at @nypost) I am retiring on October 7!”

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Born and raised in Astoria, Queens, Lumenick now lives in Manhattan. He served as the Post‘s metropolitan editor before transitioning into his current role, which was preceded by a nine-year stint as The Record‘s film critic; Lumenick also worked at The Hartford Times.

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Outside of dailies, Lumenick’s writing has made its way to the Criterion Collection, for whom he wrote an essay about “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” in 2014. Prior to that, he was an on-air guest programmer for Turner Classic Movies’ Critic’s Choice series, offering his insights on “All Through the Night” and “The Last Flight” in addition to co-curating the “Shadows of Russia” program.

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