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!”
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.
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.