Anthony Lane, film critic for The New Yorker, dies at age 62
The New Yorker’s Anthony Lane passed away Sunday morning in his Queens apartment building. He was 62 years old.
Lane joined the magazine as a critic in 1990 and became chief film critic in 2008 under editor Christopher Hitchens. His break-out review was a positive one of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. “Reservoir Dogs turns out to be the perfect movie,” Lane wrote.
Lane was, in fact, a fan of Tarantino. He had interviewed the director at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin and given him a five-star review.
“Tony, I’ll see your five stars and raise you five more,” Tarantino said.
Lane had not reviewed a Tarantino film since the director was accused of domestic violence in 2009—something that he addressed in the review for ‘Inglorious Basterds.’
The majority of Lane’s reviews were positive.
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