In a move that has some movie marketers breathing a sigh of relief and leave others disappointed, the longtime tradition of the New York Times reviewing each New York Film Festival movie with a full review has ended. Starting this year, the paper plans to write about titles with coverage more in keeping with how it tackles other fests. Yesterday, Movie City News clarified an earlier report with additional details on the new plans at the Times. Meanwhile, today's Variety weighed in with an article. As new NYC film beat reporter Steven Zeitchik reports today in Variety:
It will still cover the festival, through feature coverage and a greater number of "Critic's Notebook" columns, much in the way it covers other major film festivals. It will also review some of the pics.