“Hollywood in Toto is a terrific site. It’s really well written. It’s really exciting and it’s from the right point of view…”
— Andrew Klavan, bestselling author and host of The Daily Wire’s “Andrew Klavan Show”
I’m Christian Toto, an award-winning journalist, film critic and podcaster. And I love movies. What I don’t love is how both Hollywood and the media can’t stop trashing people just like me:
I’ve worked in media long enough to know the vast majority of entertainment coverage leans to the left. And it’s getting even more imbalanced. That’s why I created Hollywood in Toto – to provide some much needed balance and give fellow conservatives a place where they can get the latest news without insults.
In short, this site has your back.
Hollywood Made Me Do It
I didn’t start out this way.
My father, with an assist from Abbott & Costello, taught me to love movies. So when my art career fizzled (after acquiring three superfluous degrees!) I segued to movie criticism.
Except there weren’t any critic gigs available at the time.
So I played the long game. I wrote local news and feature stories at The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review while scrounging for any available arts assignments. A few came my way, and slowly I invaded the Trib’s entertainment section.
When I later landed at The Washington Times, I pulled the same stunt. It worked. Again.
I finally emerged as one of the newspaper’s regular film critics, reviewing movies and interviewing A-list talent like Tom Hanks, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Spacey.
All the while, Hollywood slowly began to change – both in its soapbox sermons and the content it cranked out.
So I started to shift my entertainment coverage, capturing this new Hollywood in a way most of my peers either ignored or cheered on.
They generally lean to the left, and that’s becoming increasingly clear in the Age of Trump.
Today, when Hollywood takes a lazy swipe at paying customers who happened to hold views outside the left-of-center consensus, HiT isn’t afraid to step up.
This site offers news, reviews and commentary from a right-of-center perspective. We also respect people of faith, something many other sites can’t claim.
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You May Know Me From Such Films As …
Today, I can be read, and heard, on a crush of media outlets.
My reviews appear on WTOP-FM in Washington D.C. as well as “Big Country Morning” at Topeka’s The Big 94.5 Country. I can be heard each week on “Mike Rosen at the Movies” and “The Michael Brown Show.” I regularly appear on NRA TV as well as WMAL’s “Mornings on the Mall” program in Washington, D.C.
I’ve also contributed to a number of TV programs including the Fox Business Channel’s “Stossel” and the “Devil’s Advocate” program on Colorado’s PBS station.
Major media outlets like The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today, The New York Daily News and The Washington Times have shared my views on the latest entertainment news.
I confess covering the rise of political correctness has left me depressed. There is hope, though, from the rise of projects like “No Safe Spaces” to entertainers standing up for free expression.
It’s why I wrote “Rage Against the PC Machine,” a look at those rare performers willing to fight back against politically correct thought.
On a personal note, I’m a happily married father of two great sons. When I’m not in a dark movie theater I’m rooting for the New York Yankees and sampling the best mid-priced restaurants Denver has to offer.
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