So, you may have noticed that for a while we had way too many bylines on our movie reviews. That was caused by two things:
1. Ebert's still recovering from cancer and has a stable of writers filling in for him.
2. Roger Moore, our critic from Orlando, wasn't filing early enough.
The good news is that Moore is back on track, usually filing early enough for GO! I'd like to hear what you guys think about Moore. We did a considerable search of critics throughout the country before settling on Moore.
I don't judge critics by how often I agree with them. I judge them on how well they translate their moviegoing experience into print. Mostly, I want to know if they're fun, insightful writers.
... Which brings me to Brandon Fibbs. Fibbs was a summer intern at The Gazette a couple of years ago and now he's at NYU's grad school studying film.
He's interested in writing for us. I don't have the budget just yet, but I like his stuff. Let me know what you think. You can read his film blog at http://thefilmsnob.blogspot.com.
If you were in my seat, would you continue with Moore, wait for Ebert to recover, or try to figure out a way to get Fibbs to write for us?