About Rex Reed
Rex Reed is a critic, columnist, journalist, author, and lecturer whose film reviews appear every week in the New York Observer. He has been a film critic for Vogue, GQ, Holiday, and Women’s Wear Daily. For 13 years, he was an arts critic for the New York Daily News, and for five years was the film critic for the New York Post. His articles and essays on the arts have appeared in almost every national magazine and newspaper in London and the United States. He is the author of eight books about the movies and his first novel, Personal Effects, sold 75,000 copies in its first printing and was optioned by NBC-TV for a four-hour miniseries. As an actor, he appeared in the films Myra Breckinridge with Mae West and John Huston, Inchon! with Laurence Olivier, and Superman with Christopher Reeve and Marlon Brando. He also appeared with Melina Mercouri, Laurence Olivier, Lillian Hellman, Edward Albee, and other notables in Jules Dassin’s antiwar film The Rehearsal. He has been a member of the juries at the Montreal, Venice, and Berlin film festivals, and is proud to be the only film critic in the world to have a movie review (of the Oscar-winning anti-Vietnam film Hearts and Minds) read aloud in both houses of Congress, thus becoming a permanent part of the Congressional Record. He is a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics.