Film Critic A.O. Scott Conducts His Own Exit Interview

From a New York Times story by A.O. Scott headlined “And Now Let’s Review…”

Who the heck are you, anyway?

That was the first question I heard after The New York Times hired me as a film critic in the final weeks of 1999. A reporter from Variety found my home phone number and gave me a call — the late-20th-century equivalent of sliding into my DMs.