About Me


I am a regular film critic for Rogerebert.com, and my work also appears regularly in Film Comment. My Film Comment column, “Present Tense“, goes up biweekly. My work has also appeared in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Criterion Collection, Sight & Sound, The Moviegoer at Library of America, Masters of Cinema, The Dissolve, and Arrow Films (among other outlets). I wrote the narration scripts for two Academy Awards’ Lifetime Achievement tribute reels: Gena Rowlands (read by Angelina Jolie), and Anne V. Coates (read by Diane Lane). I’m a member of the NYFCC (New York Film Critics’ Circle) and the National Society of Film Critics.

List of my writing work here.

An essay about my father ran in the Irish Letters issue of The Sewanee Review, the oldest literary journal in the country.

I received a BFA in Theatre from the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s in Acting from the Actors Studio MFA Program.

My script, July and Half of August has had public readings at Theatre Wit in Chicago and the Vineyard Theatre in New York. In 2015, one of the scenes was made into a short film, which had its premiere at the 2015 Albuquerque Film and Music Experience, and played at Ebertfest 2017.

I’ve been blogging here since 2002. Along the top nav are category listings showing the main subjects I write about here. There are more categories which can be found in a dropdown on the right nav. Also in the dropdown in the right nav is Archives, broken out by month. There’s a little Search box at the top of the right nav. I keep meaning to get this joint re-designed – it’s all very 2006 in design – but whatever, I’m sure you’ll manage. Oh, and at the bottom of every post, I include a bunch of tags. Tags are where things get really granular.

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