The Reeler is a paean to and an unofficial resource for news, happenings and gossip emerging from the world of New York City cinema. Launched in June 2005 as a blog by editor S.T. VanAirsdale, the site has been featured in numerous print and Web publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Village Voice and Film Comment. VanAirsdale's film writing has also appeared in The Times, the New York Daily News, Newsday and Filmmaker Magazine among other outlets.

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