I am a contributor at FilmSchoolRejects.com, where I have written a variety of reviews, essays, lists, and more since 2018. Past essays include a reflection on watching Zia Anger's My First Film during the pandemic, an essay on Spaceballs and mass consumption, notes on limitation and The Hateful Eight, and some thoughts on the ending of Psycho.
My essay on Spaceballs went viral on Reddit, where some people were mean, but Guillermo del Toro tweeted an essay I wrote about Creature from the Black Lagoon, which was nice. You win some, you lose some.
I also contributed to the website's list of the best films of the past decade, writing blurbs on Portrait of a Lady on Fire, The Wolf of Wall Street, and The Florida Project. A complete archive of my writing can be found here. I first joined the FSR team as an editorial intern, where I copy-edited articles and helped select "shots" to be shared on the website's popular Twitter account, One Perfect Shot.
Notes on Videographic Criticism
‘Notes on Videographic Criticism’ is a free and (mostly) weekly newsletter I write to accompany The Video Essay Podcast. Each issue features a blog-style essay by me, a round-up of the week's notable video essay-related news (information on screenings, CFPs, festivals, new publications, etc.), short interviews with creators, information about the podcast, and more. Read and subscribe here.
While a student at Middlebury College, I worked as a journalist throughout the state of Vermont, including at the Burlington Free Press (USA Today Network) and the Addison County Independent. My reporting was republished in USA Today and the Associated Press, and I worked as a stringer in Vermont for the Washington Post. I served as the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, The Middlebury Campus. You can access a collection of writing clips here.