The Reeler‘s (and not, in this instance, Defamer‘s) Stu VanAirsdale reported an hour ago that another New York City film critic — the Village Voice‘s Nathan Lee — has been whacked for “economic reasons.” Lee was a Voice staffer for a grand total of 18 months.

“My employment at the paper ends immediately,” Lee said in an e-mail earlier today. “Someone else, alas, will be tasked with specifying the precise shade of periwinkle frosting atop the cupcakes in My Blueberry Nights. And so I am, as they say, ‘looking for work,’ though presumably not as a staff film critic as such jobs no longer appear to exist.”