Film Writing

Here’s some stuff I have written about film.  I am currently pursuing a B.A. in Film & Media Culture at Middlebury College. I am also an intern at Film School Rejects, you can find my archive here.

Film School Rejects/One Perfect Shot

Columns:
The Case for Robert California
The Best Year in Movies was 1959
Movies May Be Our Final Refuge From Everyday Life
Midnight in Paris and the Allure of Hate Watching
Examining How Films Effectively Utilize Cliche
Watch Out for Mrs: Comparing Hitchcock’s Rebecca and Psycho
Exploring the Relationship Between Citizen Kane and Rebecca

On Video Essays:
The Difference Between Marilyn Monroe’s Public and Private Personas
Why We Love the Old, Grainy Face of Film
When Francois Truffaut’s Life Imitated His Art
How Walter White Became a Weapon
Paul Thomas Anderson Really Loves Frames
A Connection Between Characters in the Saoirse Ronan Universe
Why Hitchcock Altered the Opening Sequence of Notorious
How Guillermo del Toro Uses Color to Create New Worlds
Five Must Watch Video Essays For Hitchcock Fans

Film Reviews

The Center Will Not Hold (2017)
La La Land (2017)
I Am Not Your Negro (2017)
Hidden Figures (2017)
Best of Enemies (2015)
Everything is Copy (2015)

Film Reporting

A preview of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival that ran as the cover story of the Addison Independent’s Arts & Leisure supplement. 

An interview with the director of The Collinwood Fire, an award-winning animated-short that was selected to be screened as part of the PBS Online Film Festival. 

A profile of David Miranda Hardy, a Middlebury professor, who worked as the sound designer on Jackie and created the Chilean TV Show Bala Loca.

I spent a couple days covering a workshop funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities that taught the art of the video essay, aka videographic criticism, to film and media scholars.

Film Essays

An essay I wrote on the first episode of Dean Martin Martin Celebrity Roasts, “Man of the Hour: Ronald Reagan.” This essay examines how this episode mark the successful rebranding of Dean Martin and then Governor Ronald Reagan.