About Drew's Reviews

Drew Moniot is a member of the Critics Choice Association and a member of the 2020 Critics Choice Documentary Awards nominating committee. 

 

“Drew’s Reviews” 

began airing in 1989 as a sponsored segment on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA 's Number One rated morning drive program. "Drew's Reviews" later transitioned to KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live where he became a contributor and the resident movie critic. 

Moniot is a former Creative Development Manager in Pittsburgh who wrote, produced and directed award-winning television commercials. He won a regional Emmy for the documentary Thistledown: A Day at the Races. His commercials have won numerous local, regional, national and international awards.

 

Moniot holds a Ph.D. in Communication from Temple University. His paper James Bond and America in the Sixties: An Investigation of the Formula Film in Popular Culture was published in the Journal of the University Film Association and has been quoted in articles and books about the 007 movie franchise and its social and cultural impact.

 

Moniot studied with directors Robert Wise and Michael Pressman. He has interviewed numerous filmmakers including Frank Capra, Tony Scott, J.J. Abrams, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. His celebrity interviewees include Bradley Cooper, Denzel Washington, Cate Blanchett, Chris Pine, Zoey Saldana, Zach Quinto, Matthew McConaughey, Jim Caviezel, Sarah Jessica Parker, and others.

 

In 2012, Moniot had the honor of introducing TCM Host and moderator Ben Mankiewicz and legendary, Oscar-winning actress Eva Marie Saint for TCM’s ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD special event featuring a screening of On The Waterfront. He has appeared as a movie extra in several films shot in the Pittsburgh area, and teaches The History of American Cinema at a local university.

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