Discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time


My earliest memory is of watching a movie. That’s as it should be. For all of my life, movies have been the most important thing to me: movies fill the time, stimulate my thinking, teach me about places I’ve never been and people I’ve never met.

Movies are, in a direct sense, what I do, and the only thing I have ever done: I went to Northwestern University as an undergraduate to learn how to make movies, and when that never panned out, I ended up at University of Wisconsin-Madison to learn how to teach movies and study them. I am, as you might say, a “film scholar”, and damn proud of it.

But don’t worry! I’m not here to impress you with giant words and inscrutable concepts. I’m here to share a deep, abiding love of film as both great entertainment and great art, and to invite you to think about film in a passionate, probing way. The only thing better than watching movies is sharing them, and I can’t wait to share them with all of you. (Twitter) (Letterboxd) (iCheckMovies)