This is Lou Lumenick, chief film critic for the New York Post. That picture was taken in 2000. Today, he looks like a pudgier Anthony Bourdain. I’ve never met Lou, but he first came to my attention back in 2008, when it was widely reported online that he attacked Roger Ebert with a binder during a screening of Slumdog Millionaire at the Toronto Film Festival. This was shortly after Ebert lost the ability to speak, and, as the story goes, he repeatedly tapped Lou on the shoulder because he couldn’t see the screen. Lou screamed, “Don’t touch me!” and turned around to hit whoever was touching him. Apparently, he was embarrassed when he found out it was Ebert. My only communication with Lou was when I was preparing a Sundance Survival Guide. I requested him on Facebook, and asked him for a Sundance tip. His response: “Be wary of hype.” Lou Lumenick most recently awarded four stars to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

This is Lou Lumenick, chief film critic for the New York Post. That picture was taken in 2000. Today, he looks like a pudgier Anthony Bourdain. I’ve never met Lou, but he first came to my attention back in 2008, when it was widely reported online that he attacked Roger Ebert with a binder during a screening of Slumdog Millionaire at the Toronto Film Festival. This was shortly after Ebert lost the ability to speak, and, as the story goes, he repeatedly tapped Lou on the shoulder because he couldn’t see the screen. Lou screamed, “Don’t touch me!” and turned around to hit whoever was touching him. Apparently, he was embarrassed when he found out it was Ebert. My only communication with Lou was when I was preparing a Sundance Survival Guide. I requested him on Facebook, and asked him for a Sundance tip. His response: “Be wary of hype.” Lou Lumenick most recently awarded four stars to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.